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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All emergency medical services were withdrawn in Ghana on Monday 22 April as part of an ongoing nationwide strike by doctors.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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Major new sewerage scheme for Accra

Accra have launched a major sanitation and drainage project, in answer to calls from the nation’s president John Dramani Mahama for a seachange in citizens’ attitude to refuse disposal....
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Accra cemeteries full

The three major cemeteries in central Accra - Awudome, La and Osu - are full, according to Simpson Anim Boateng, the metro health director of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Boateng said tha...
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Accra named as top tourist destination

The New York Times has listed Accra as one of the best destinations in the world for business and pleasure for 2013. The Ghanaian capital came fourth out of the 46 places the influential newspaper rec...
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President John Mahama sworn in

Incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) was sworn in as Ghana's president on 7 January, however the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) boycotted the event o...
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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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Mahama re-elected Ghanaian president

Ghana's incumbent president John Dramani Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been declared the winner of the nation's presidential election, although results are being conte...


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