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?

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!

Thursday, March 29, 2007



…yet again. Will post some piccies tomorrow! Thanks!

Monday, March 26, 2007

A Snapshot of the Inside of BusyInternet, Ghana

This is a picture of a colleague, but the bigger picture is that of the inside of Busy Internet. This space is further down Africa's biggest Internet cafe.

The red you see on one of the computers there to the left is the stock-in-trade colour, as it were, of BusyInternet, as all of its advertising leaves NO red out;-)

You can visit their website here:, and be prepared to see plenty of the red colour;-)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ghana Police: Someone's Always Protecting and Serving

Not to get paranoid here, but it stands to reason that on occasion, the police force stop on shoulders and pavements in the capital to ensure that our fellow citizens are driving the right way, and following the regulations of the road.

This particular police van is so inimitable it's not funny: a big van, provided by the French government (therefore the van being of French origin--most likely a Renault or a citroen)and painted -- what can I say?--police blue;-))

Whilst I am at it, let me just provide you with an insight into Ghana's police force. As far back as 2004, they were running a website which, very unimaginatively, is called;-)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Welcome to Ghana, Bye-bye, Togo / Au Revoir Ghana, Bienvenue le Togo!

West Africa has some of the most porous borders in Africa. A legacy of colonialism you could say. The bright side is that it has helped foster and facilitate regional integration--as exemplified by the West Africa regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a fifteen-member bloc that has been in existence since 1975. Togo is also a member, and in this picture, after having being dropped off by a colleague's family, back in 2004, I took this picture to capture how really fluid the Togo-Ghana border was.

See those people walking into and through that arch? That territory there is...Togo!! and the area where the 4X4 is...Ghana! The Black star on the arch, like Ghana's flag could be construed as an indication that you're in anglophone Ghana!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Images of Ghana President John A Kufuor in the UK on State Visit

Well, these are not exactly pictures as I wasn't in London myself, but pictures captured by my digital camera of TV images from Ghana's state television GTV. Sue me!;-) This is Westminster, UK, as you might have surmised, and you can see one of the quintessential landmark that typifies the UK: the Big Ben. I fyou look closely enough at the image capture, you can see the ticker scrolling from righ to left with the words :you are watching a live coverage of..."
this image, regrettably, is not as clear as I would've wanted it to be, but let me just say that it provides a vignette--of sorts--of Ghanaians in the UK watching the Queen of England move graciously, albeit geriatrically, with the Ghanaian president.
Finally, this image shows both UK and Ghana flags (can you see the red-gold-green of the Ghana flag?)lined up one after the other on both sides of that famous road near the Palace, and ,with a motoracade I could only describe as UK-protocol-engineered-yet-formidable. The road is so famous I forget the name...;-)

Apologies--yet again--for the lack of posting, but the sporadic nature of the Net has been so bad it's not funny. Please bear with me, and have a great weekend in the meantime!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Waiting for Godot?: A Typical Ghanaian scene...

Despite the Jubilee and the celebrations, life still goes on. This is why you will find scenes like these, where Ghanaians from all walks of life wait patiently to board the so-called tro-tro bus, which is a very cheap--albeit dangerous--way of commuting;-)

For an overview of different modes of transport available for commuters, please check this link here:

Saturday, March 10, 2007

A Snapshot of Ghana, Three Days after Jubilee!

This is just opposite where I work, where we find, it is a hotel--fully-booked--for the next month or so, on account of the Jubilee celebrations.

The flags flying are: Kenyan; Ghanaian; Nigerian; Ghana@50 flag; Cote d'Ivoire; British (not in that order)

Have a great weekend! I have set up a blog for those who might want to check out some of the videos I captured on my digital camera of the celebrations. There are three there already, including that of the Duke of Kent addressing the Parliament of Ghana. Check it out here:

Toodle pip!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Birthday, Ghana!: You are 50(Fifty)!!!

The front of Monday 5 March, 2007's Daily Graphic's cover...

...certainly a cover/an edition to keep for posterity!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mother Ghana!! You are 50 (Fifty)!

As I won't be in tomorrow, given it being a statutory holiday, as well as the subsequent day, I am posting this for 6 March.

Happy Jubilee!!! This is a cover of the latest edition of New African. The cover is, well, not surprising. It dedicates a good 45 pages, including the odd advert, but almost fifty anyway(!!) to Ghana!


PS Just one thing: Nkrumah, in fact, said "Ghana, our beloved country is free forever" Now, unless, New African did not have that in quotes, it could be accepted; otherwise it appears the "Greatest African" who ever lived might have said that...

Ghana's Electricity Crisis: Some Relief?

Many apologies for not having been able to post on Friday, but -- yet again -- we got a case of sporadic reception of broadband internet:-(

Either way, I'll definitely do my best to provide some more pictures throughout the day to make up for those two days.

This picture here is nothing exotic: a mere capture of the front of country's Daily Graphic of last week's edition, when the nation was informed that the country will experience no black-outs on the scale of this, when the load management programme for the nation to conserev energy began, back in August 2006.

So far, apart from a short "brownout" yesterday where I live, it's been pretty consistent. Fingers crossed!

Countdown is less than 24hours for our Jubilee!!!


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