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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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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Ghana goes to the polls

Ghanaians prepare to vote As Ghanaians prepare to go to the polls to elect a new president and parliament on 7 December, it looks like it will be a tightly-fought presidential race between incumben...
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Ghana presidential candidates pledge peace

Ghana's eight presidential candidates have pledged to uphold peace and democracy ahead of the country's elections on 7 December, at a ceremony in the southern city of Kumasi. The signing of the his...
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Upcoming presidential elections in Ghana

On 7 December Ghanaians will go to the polls to vote in the country's presidential elections in which incumbent leader John Mahama will seek to retain his seat. Although there are eight election ca...
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Large department store collapses in Accra

Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama has suspended his campaign for the nation's upcoming presidential election to visit the scene of a collapsed multi-storey department store in Accra. Officials...
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Accra hosts summit on coastal climate change

 The University of Ghana in Accra is holding a "High National Level Policy Dialogue on Coastal Climate Change Risks in Urban Areas" on 8 November. The conference will examine policies to deal...
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Chinese to study new Accra airport

An agreement has been reached between Mozambique and the China Airports Construction Corporation (CACC) to undertake a feasibility study and come up with a conceptual design for a new airport north of...
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Argentina ship still stuck in Ghana

Argentina is investigating Ghana’s seizure of one of its navy ships following a court order obtained by creditors suing Argentina in international courts over its 2002 sovereign debt default.&nb...
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Accra to differentiate waste

Household refuse in Accra is to be differentiated to facilitate its recycling and correct disposal, according to plans drawn up by the ministry of local government and rural development in collabo...
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Rising seas erode Ghana’s coast

The Ghanaian government is taking measures to protect its coastal communities as well as preserve its $2.1 billion tourist sector from rising sea levels. The increasingly higher tides threaten Ghan...
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Four-lane motorway for Accra?

Works to expand the existing two-lane motorway between Accra and Tema into a four-lane route each way are scheduled to begin by the end of 2012, according to reports in local media. A source at the...
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New airline launched in Accra

The Chinese-backed Africa World Airline (AWA), a new domestic and regional carrier, was launched at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) at the end of September. The AWA is a joint venture between Ch...
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Accra to host Ghana-Malawi match

Experts have declared the Accra Sports Stadium is safe to host the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and Malawi on 8 September.While the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited...
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Accra prepares for Milo Marathon

Athletes in Ghana are gearing up for the 26th Accra Milo Marathon which takes place on 21 September, following the event's launch in Accra on 24 August by its principal sponsor Nestle Ghana. The an...
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Mosquito nets distributed in Accra

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are being distributed door-to-door in Accra by the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate as part of the Better Ghana Agenda to battle malaria. The Long Lasting...
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