Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?

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April 2006-April 2011:

5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA


Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Friday, July 03, 2015

#FilmNoir: The Irony of that "Cleaning Force" in Ghana

Only in Ghana will you find a signboard advertising a cleaning company, such as this "Cleaning Force", some minutes away from...a rubbish dump.

Did I mention it is NOT even an official rubbish dump?��

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Film Noir, #Accra-style: of High-Rise Buildings by Accra's Beach

I took this picture around the beach, near Osu, at the centre of Accra. Ghana's Social Security National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has invested our pensions heavily into some up-and-coming flats near the beach, which prices are most likely high-and-exorbitant, totally outside the brackets of the putative middle-class family with 2.5 children!

I deliberately used a blue-ish filter as a kind of tongue-in-cheek to the film genre "film noir", which connotes gritty realism: a fatalism that has an under-current of menace, or a sense of foreboding of storm clouds ahead.

Simply put: there is a falling cedi, yet a surge of high-rise buildings. A veritable film noir, Accra-style!

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy 55th Republic Day to Ghana!

HAPPY 55TH $REPUBLIC DAY, #GHANA! ● As a potential #Grexit weighs heavily on the minds of #Europe, will this small West African country, which was once the darling of the West for what some consider its successful prosecution of #IMF policies, begin to take cues from #Greece?

Further, as it goes down another round of IMF money, will Ghana consider how Grexit may inform Ghana's own locus in the West African integration dynamic of #ECOWAS when it's #paybacktime to the IMF? Will Ghana continue to overlook the regional space, including Ecowas Bank for Investment & Development, or will it experience the regional-panacea epiphany? #AFRICAINFOCUSSHOW

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thank you to all Visitors! #AccraFloods still on Ghanaian's Minds...

To say 3 June was a bad day is to understate it. It was a day Ghana would suffer twin calamities of torrential rain that triggered floods throughout the centre of Accra (spawning #AccraFloods on twitter) and the explosion of a GOIL filling station killing some 140 people.

For which reason this picture is important as it is the SUV of the Environmental Protection Agency.

If you can quickly overlook the irony of the EPA using a gas-guzzling vehicle like this monster, allow me to inform you that the sighting of this SUV on the day I took this picture was accompanied by a Landcruiser out of which the Minister for Environment...Mahama Ayariga issued from to give instructions on the closure of the restaurant sited on the premises of the filling station.

The closure was predicated on premise that restaurants and fuel stations are strange bedfellows and should not be welcomed.

And so, the restaurant that the EPA vehicle was parked in front of has been closed!

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Burkina Faso without Compaore!

People power!

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

UN Mission on Ebola for West Africa sets up in Ghana

We are living in interesting and other-worldly times. This is the first time in one's living memory a UN Mission has set up in Ghana. This time, it is to help counter one of the most grave health epidemics of our time.

There are no recorded cases of Ebola in Ghana. Many of West Africa's health structures are found wanting in their boldness to tackle such a crisis. But we are soldiering on. 

All of West Africa is soldiering on.

We have no choice.

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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Fwd: [Africa in Focus Blog!] Countdown to the Maiden Edition of "Africa in Focus" on 6 May: Research & Communications Team Meet

It was with with more-than-bated breath that the Research & Communications Unit/Business Desk of Radio XYZ's "Africa in Focus" show met 2 May, 2014 at Eastgate Hotel to make final preparations for the very-first edition of the show on 6 May.

With sponsors in West Africa Civil Society Institute(WACSI) officially on board to take the programme to even greater heights, the Unit was happy to have interacted with key WACSI staff who paved the way on the future of the partnership. 

There was general reporting of activities, and a lot of exciting information-exchange on developments during the past week, including on the just-ended Pan-African Conference on Inequalities that was held here in Accra.

The Research & Comms Unit meets every week at Eastgate Hotel with the Business Desk to monitor and evaluate previous editions of AIF show; progress on the direction of the research component of the "Africa in Focus" show; the state of communication instruments (facebook; twitter; google plus community); how far weekly activities are contributing to enriching the Unit's monitoring of African integration dynamics of ECOWAS; the AU; and Africa's engagement with members of the Global South. 

Finally, the meetings seek to undertake innovative strategies to further-educate the public on Africa's development.

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