Accra

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about three million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large, elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise blocks. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have gone up, including the distinctive boat-shape...

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Accra launches Quality Bus System

New bus system in Ghanaian capital to be fully operational by 31 October. Accra has launched its Quality Bus System (QBS) on a trial basis on busy routes around the city such as Amasaman, Achimota,...
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Uber launches in Accra

Accra becomes 13th African city in Uber network. The taxi hailing mobile app Uber has launched in Accra, becoming the 13th African city in which the San Francisco-based company operates. Uber's...
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Ghana sets aviation exhibition for autumn 2016

Air expo rescheduled after cancellation during ebola epidemic Ghana's minister of transport, Dzifar Attivor, has announced that the country's first aviation exhibition will now run from 12-14 Octob...
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Ghana's Tamale airport to be expanded

Tamale to become international airport after planned upgrade at Kumasi is dropped Construction work to expand Tamale regional airport into an international hub is set to commence by the start of A...
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British Airways increases Accra-London flights

Second expansion in six months British Airways (BA) is increasing its capacity on the Accra-London route, six months after expanding its seven weekly flights to ten. Due to the growing demand t...
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Accra tries to ease traffic congestion

Measures include changing traffic flow and removal of illegally-parked vehicles Accra has launched a new traffic operation to reduce congestion in the traffic-clogged capital, particularly over the...
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Delta to launch direct Accra-Atlanta flights

Delta Airlines has agreed to operate direct flights from Accra to the US city of Atlanta, Georgia next year, following a request by Ghanaian president John Mahama. Welcoming the news, Mahama said t...
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Ghana to host air show

9-11 Oct 2014. Ghana's transport minister has announced that the country will host African Air Expo at the end of next year, the first air show on the continent. It is a privately sponsored show, with...
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British Airways increases Accra-London route

 British Airways (BA) is adding three extra flights to its Accra-London route. It currently operates seven flights a week but from October onwards the service will increase to ten weekly fligh...
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Virgin Atlantic discontinues Accra - London service

Virgin Atlantic is to discontinue its flights between Accra and London's Heathrow airport from 23 September, after operating the service for over three years. Virgin said the operation of its fiv...
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New international airport for Accra

The Ghanaian government has acquired land for the construction of a new airport at Ningo-Prampram in the rural Dangme West district of the greater Accra region, to replace the existing Kotoka Internat...
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Major traffic project in Accra

Ghana's Department of Urban Roads (DUR) is implementing a $135-million urban traffic management project in Accra in March. Known as the Accra Intelligent Traffic Management System (AITMS), the sche...
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Argentine ship to leave Tema

Argentina flew a crew of 98 sailors to Ghana on 18 December to facilitate the return the Argentine naval ship which had been detained in the port of Tema since 2 October. The move follows an order...
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Chinese to study new Accra airport

An agreement has been reached between Mozambique and the China Airports Construction Corporation (CACC) to undertake a feasibility study and come up with a conceptual design for a new airport north of...
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Four-lane motorway for Accra?

Works to expand the existing two-lane motorway between Accra and Tema into a four-lane route each way are scheduled to begin by the end of 2012, according to reports in local media. A source at the...
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New airline launched in Accra

The Chinese-backed Africa World Airline (AWA), a new domestic and regional carrier, was launched at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) at the end of September. The AWA is a joint venture between Ch...
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Another airport for Accra

The Ghanaian government is considering the construction of a new international airport at Prampram in the rural Dangme West district of the greater Accra region, to ease the pressure on the city&rsquo...
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US funds design of Accra air traffic control centre

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has provided funds of $322,560 to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help draw up plans for the construction of an air traffic control centre at t...
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Saudi Airlines Cargo expands into Accra

Saudi Airlines Cargo is launching a weekly freight flight to Accra's Kotoka International Airport beginning from 25 March. The new service is in addition to the Saudi-based company’s cargo ro...
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Ghana to get Marcopolo buses

Ghana should soon be taking delivery of 200 Marcopolo buses from Brazil for its public transport system. It is also considering a proposal for setting up an assembly plant for Marcopolo buses in Ghana...

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