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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82,000 children in Ghana die before fifth birthday

UNICEF call for greater awareness of hygiene Out of every one million children born in Ghana, some 82,00000 die before their fifth birthday, according to figures released by the United Nations Chi...
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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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Supreme Court upholds Ghanaian election

Ghana's Supreme Court has upheld the result of last December's presidential election following a legal challenge by the opposition. The announcement was made amid tight security at the court hous...
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Tension in Ghana ahead of court election verdict

Security will be tight around the Accra court house on 29 August ahead of the supreme court's ruling on the validity of last December's election which saw John Dramani Mahama of the governing National...
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Accra hosts Singapore trade office

Singapore has opened a trade and investment centre in Accra to promote economic partnership between Singapore, Ghana and other countries in the west Africa sub-region. The International Enterprise...
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Accra launches international film festival

The inaugural Accra International Film Festival (AIFF) takes place in the Ghanaian capital from 25-30 June. Central to the festival is its tribute to 15 African and American actors who have made a...
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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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Four die in stampede for

Four people were killed and 30 seriously injured at a church in Accra on 19 May in a stampede by churchgoers seeking water with allegedly curative powers. Thousands flocked to the church on Sphinte...
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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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Accra houses near railway to be demolished

Over 60 houses in the vicinity of the Accra-Tema railway in central-north east Accra are set to be demolished by the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) to make way for the development and expa...
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Accra exports rubbish to Asia

Accra has started to export rubbish to China and Malaysia in a bid to manage its refuse more effectively. Most of the exported raw waste sent from the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant Ltd in the A...
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Ghana doctors shut down emergency services

All emergency medical services were withdrawn in Ghana on Monday 22 April as part of an ongoing nationwide strike by doctors. The decision to intensify the strike action, which so far has involved...
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US to train marine police force in Ghana

The US is investing over $1.2 million to build a training centre for the marine unit of the Ghana police, in the city of Anyinase on the country's southwest coast. The construction of the National...
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Accra’s biggest shopping mall ready by 2014

The massive West Hills Mall in west Accra is due for completion in October 2014, according to the South African property investment and development company Atterbury which began developing the  $...
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Mama Ye campaign launched in Accra

The Mama Ye Ghana Campaign has been launched in Accra as part of Ghana's initiative to reduce maternal and new-born deaths. The awareness programme is being taken to help Ghana achieve one of its...
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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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Oil and Gas Career Fair in Accra

Accra is holding the nation's inaugural Oil and Gas Career Fair from 21-22 February at the Accra International Conference Centre. The two-day event, which has the backing of Ghana's energy ministry...
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Water rationed in Accra

Water is to be rationed for the next six months in Accra and the port city Tema further east of the capital after defective filters were found at a water treatment plant, according to Ghana Urban Wate...
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