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-shap...

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Environmental clean-up days.

1 April, 3 June, 5 August, 7 October and 2 December have been designated as environmental clean-up days in Accra as part of efforts by the local authorities to improve conditions in the capital. All r...
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Countdown to the eclipse.

Weather permitting, on 29 March residents of Accra will be able to watch a total solar eclipse, when the moon passes directly in front of the sun. First contact will begin at just after 08.00 GMT and...
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Electoral roll revision.

Ghanas electoral commission will be updating the voters register from Friday 21 April to Sunday 30 April in preparation for local government elections in August. During this period all Ghanaians aged...
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Young boxers take to the ring.

Young boxers from all over the Greater Accra region are to gather in the courtyard of the Accra Metropolitan Authoritys City Engineers in James Town for a three-day juvenile boxing tournament aimed at...
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Red Bull/YAZZ fitness walk.

City residents are to take to the streets on 11 March for the second edition of the Red Bull/YAZZ fitness walk to promote the importance of taking regular exercise. Participants in the 20-kilometre ex...
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New driving licences.

In an attempt to improve Ghanas motoring sector drivers applying for a new licence or the renewal of an old one will be issued with a credit-card type document rather than the old paper one as from Au...
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Africa Environment Day.

In Ghana Africa Environment Day on 3 March will have the theme Zero Littering - The Way to Healthy Living. As part of activities to mark the annual event representatives of the environment ministry w...
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Ghanaian author wins Africa region Commonwealth prize.

Ghanaian writer Benjamin Kwakyes novel The Sun By Night (Africa World Press, November 2005) has won the 2006 regional Commonwealth writers' best book award. The novel centres around the trial of a res...
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New road sweepers introduced.

Two new road sweepers are operating on selected roads in Accra as part of a pilot project to improve the cleanliness of streets in the capital. The special sweepers, owned and managed by Zoomlion Wast...
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Stadium gets overhaul for next Cup of Nations.

Renovation of Accras Ohene Djan stadium has started in readiness for the next African Cup of Nations, which is to be hosted by Ghana in January-February 2008. The Osu stand has been pulled down to mak...
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City prepares for solar eclipse.

Residents of Accra are in a good position to view the total eclipse of the sun which will be visible in some parts of Africa on 29 March. First contact will begin at just after 08.00 GMT and end two a...
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