Accra

 
Accra: An outsider’s brief perspective
Accra: An outsider’s brief perspective
I’ll call him Nana, which may or may not be his name. We see him at a library where I also bump into my friend, Gail. My Ghanaian writer friends,...
James Barnor: 'I’m finally getting recognition'
James Barnor: 'I’m finally getting recognition'
What unfolded in London? Was it what you expected?
Photographer James Barnor – Ever Young at 90
Photographer James Barnor – Ever Young at 90
Born on June 6 1929, Ghanaian photographer James Barnor celebrated his 90th birthday this month. His story as an African photographer in the world...
A life spent rewriting Africa
A life spent rewriting Africa
In 2006, I had just left my job at a civil society organisation in Johannesburg, where our key purpose was to push governments to make poverty...
Fighting the spread of fake drugs in Africa
Fighting the spread of fake drugs in Africa
"I can't differentiate between fake drugs and correct drugs."
Ghana moves interest rate meeting forward
Ghana moves interest rate meeting forward
Ghana's central bank will hold its bimonthly interest rate meeting two weeks early to respond to economic developments as a weaker cedi spurs...
Hip has-beens
Hip has-beens
'Akwaaba!" shouts Margaret as she pats the dirty ground next to her and welcomes me to sit. Humidity that makes Durban seem like the driest of...
Colours of loyalty
Colours of loyalty
It's a hot Sunday afternoon at Odaw Station in Accra and the bad smell coming from the slum almost spoils what promises to be a great day ahead of...
Atta-Mills sworn in as president of Ghana
Atta-Mills sworn in as president of Ghana
John Atta-Mills hailed the "dawn of a new era" on Wednesday as he was sworn in as Ghana's new president amid ceremonial drumbeats at a ceremony...
Ghana readies itself for new president
Ghana readies itself for new president
Thousands massed in Ghana's capital on Wednesday to see president-elect John Atta-Mills take over from John Kufuor, after cliffhanger elections in...
Africa hails Ghana election as democratic success
Africa hails Ghana election as democratic success
Ghana's largely peaceful and credible presidential election was a rare example of a functioning democracy in Africa and should be a model for the...
Ghana election cliffhanger to be decided on Friday
Ghana election cliffhanger to be decided on Friday
The outcome of Ghana's presidential run-off is too close to call and will be decided by voting on Friday in a single constituency where balloting...

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