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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New Gallery 1957 opens for Ghana Independence Day

Marwan Zakhem opens new gallery of contemporary Accra art. To mark Ghana's independence day on 6 March the Accra-based collector and businessman Marwan Zakhem is opening his new gallery Gallery 195...
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International Women's Day in Accra

8 and 11 March. Exhibitions and discussions organised by African's Women's Development fund with Alliance Francaise. To mark international women's day on 8 March two events in Accra centre on women...
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Ghana's Hip Hop week

Hip hop swings into action at the Alliance Fran├žaise Accra. 18-21 Nov. The week includes exhibitions, dance and a conference on graffiti led by Da Cruz of the Paris urban art scene. During the...
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Accra Food and Wine Festival

An occasion for Ghana's restaurants, hotels and food companies to showcase the diversity of their cuisine and culture. The event is organised in conjunction with the Alliance Francaise. As well as...
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Annual Ghana Flower Show

The theme of the annual Ghana flower show this year is “The World is Your Garden”. It is designed to promote the importance of horticulture to exports, tourism, employment, environmenta...
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Accra's millennium marathon

Accra's first international millennium marathon hopes to attract 15,000 participants and 100,000 spectators. It is being organised to promote both the importance of health and fitness and the image of...
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Ani onaa lo!

The theme of this photographic exhibition is the damage that pollution causes to the environment, whether from burning, dumping or felling. The title means Can't you see in the local Ga language. T...
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Mercedes Benz African Fashion Accra

The Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival (MBAFF) comes to Accra for its second edition. The Accra fashion week hosts young and established international designers and houses (from Belgium, Italy...
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Live in Accra jazz festival

Local and international jazz musicians take part in this festival, partly organised by the Alliance Francaise and the Goethe Institute. On Friday 24 April Freshly Ground, a group of Mozambique, Zim...
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The Smartest Man Alive by Ebo Whyte

This latest play by Ghana's popular and successful playwright is as usual a satirical comedy about love relationships in Ghana, which also has a deeper message for dishonest politicians. “Unc...
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Asa Baako Festival

Asa Baako was launched in March 2011, in the spectacular fishing village of Busua in Ghana's Western Region. Festival organisers from the UK and Ghana joined together with local residents, to creat...
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Stanbic jazz festival

American acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh is performing at the two-day jazz festival in support of the fight against maternal mortality and leukemia. Klugh, who has 13 Grammy nominations to his name,...
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This cartoon is a satire

An exhibition of Ghanaian political cartoons from independence onwards. The cartoons capture the important political, social, religious and economic events of the last six decades.
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Sabolai Radio Music festival

The Ind!e Fuse festival returns this year under a new name, the Sabolai Radio Music festival. The festival offers live indie music from across west Africa, showcasing hip hop, AfroBeat, traditional...
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Who is wearing my T-shirt

What effect do imported second-hand clothes from different cultures have on identity? Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku explores the changes that can take place at the individual, cultural and economic leve...
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African crops and cultural festival

The festival, which takes place in a different African country each year, promotes agriculture and its heritage. This year the theme is “eat what they produce and produce what they eat”...
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Israeli Film festival in Ghana

The festival is a follow-up to the first successful edition last year. The opening film on 4 Dec The Dove Flyer is by invitation. This is followed on 5 Dec by A Matter of Size and on 6 Dec by Bonjo...
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Accra Ultra marathon

This marathon, which is now in its second year, emphasises the need to keep fit and focuses on common and preventable health problems such as high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes. It is o...
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Cosmetics exhibition in Accra

The first African cosmetics exhibition and conference to promote beauty products using shea butter and other natural ingredients. About 1,000 visitors are expected, from cosmetic manufacturers to g...
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Electro Comes to Ghana

The first electro festival in Accra is staged at the Alliance Française. One of the highlights is the Kenyan Just a Band, a house/funk/disco group that plays on 25 Oct. As well as concerts t...