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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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Italian premier to visit Accra on West African tour

Renzi visit includes Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal. Italian premier Matteo Renzi began his three-day African visit in the Nigerian capital Abuja, where he met the nation's president Muhammadu Buhari,...
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Ghana promises end to black outs

Government claims three-year power crisis at an end. The Ghanaian government has announced an end to the power outages that have caused severe difficulties for the country's residents and businesse...
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Ghana Water Company sets higher water tariffs

Ghana water to cost 124 per cent more. The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is increasing water rates 124 per cent, saying that the extra funds are required to provide drinking water for a growin...
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Ghana suspends judges over corruption

Suspension follows undercover documentary. Ghana has suspended seven of its 12 high court judges following a documentary by an undercover journalist who claimed he filmed the judges accepting bribe...
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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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Authorities demolish Accra slum to prevent floods

Police use tear-gas against protesting residents of Agbogbloshie City authorities have levelled hundreds of homes and businesses in Accra's Agbogbloshie, a slum district built on a former wetland....
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Accra installs rubbish bins

Pilot scheme part of national environmental campaign Rubbish bins have been installed along the Starlets 91 Road and the National Theatre Road in downtown Accra as part of the government's efforts...
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Three days of mourning in Ghana for fire victims

150 people killed by Accra petrol station fire and floods. Ghana will hold three days of mourning for the dozens of victims of a massive explosion at a petrol station in Accra on the night of 3 Jun...
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Expansion of Accra-Tema motorway

Roadworks part of Tema port upgrade The Tema-Accra dual carriageway is to be converted into a three-lane highway, with construction work scheduled to begin September 2015. The works are part of...
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New city map of Accra

Launch of new map for tourists  A digital version of the Accra Visitors Map with the most visited districts and amenities can be downloaded and printed or viewed on laptops, smart phones and t...
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Ebola emergency response headquarters in Accra

 United Nations set up Accra base to co-ordinate Ebola fight The newly-established United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has opened a new headquarters in Accra. The...
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Ghana postpones international conferences

Ghana's fashion and design week postponed because of Ebola The Ghana fashion and design week, which was scheduled from 24-26 August, has been postponed until 2015 because of the government's three-...
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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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Ghana bans West Africa flights

Ban prompted by Ebola outbreak Ghana has banned flights from other west African countries due to the Ebola outbreak which has claimed over 670 lives and recently spread to Lagos in Nigeria. The...
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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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Rockefeller Foundation funds Accra ICT park

World-class facility aimed at unemployed Ghanaian youth The Rockefeller Foundation has granted the Ghanaian government $3.8 million to construct a major data centre in Accra. The aim of the Inform...
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Ghana prepares against Ebola

Test on Ghana's first suspected case of Ebola proves negative Ghana has stepped up its health surveillance since the outbreak of Ebola in other west African countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Le...
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Names for Accra's streets

Street naming policy in progress Accra's streets are to be named and each property numbered within the next 18 months in an initiative being undertaken by Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Unti...
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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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Differentiation of waste in Accra

First phase of nationwide programme introduced in capital A nationwide waste differentiation programme was launched in Accra on 22 November, with the support of the environment ministry and the Env...
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