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!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eating Cafe de Paris, on a Warm Afternoon in Accra

This afternoon, passed by Max Mart, and then decided to pass by this place for a bite. Considering the taciturn atmosphere, only punctuated with antiquated songs by Julio Iglesias on the tv (which turned out to be a DVD), I was left alone to commune with my thoughts and take a look at how this opportunity could be used to make it an "Accra Daily Photo" one.

First of all, "Cafe du Paris" is located on the ground floor of A&C Shopping Mall, and it's been a great while since I came here, as the food is not all that cheap.

I made the mistake of asking the waiter to recommend a sandwich dish to me, which he gladly did. I found out that he was recommending that, because that was the only dish he knew! out of the five proposed in the menu I am holding above.

Anyway, the food arrives, and this is what it looks like:

I was déçu**! It looked more like a glorified Club Sandwich than anything exotic:-( Either way, must say that on the positive side, the chips were this side of heaven--crisp to the hilt! I have to admit, though, that with the word "club" prefacing the "Club Cafebar", which went for a cool GHC4.70, or exactly $5.00, small wonder I got what I got!!

In any event, Paz, if you're reading, I hope it's whetted your appetite, and given great inspiration for your great site, which all of you can access here:

bon appetit!

**french for disappointed

Monday, October 29, 2007

Spintex Road at its Calmest

Here is a view of the Spintex Road, which I took last Friday afternoon, with the characteristic "shot from behind" angle I like to deploy once in a while. You can see that unusually, the traffic is flowing very smoothly as the taxi I was in took me to Accra Mall.

If you are wondering what that is on the left of the picture, wonder no more--they are indeed beds, designed to be slept on!

Nothing more, nothing less.

The Spintex Road is replete with many sights like these up until after GOIL filling station, when you begin to see more industries, and whatnot;-)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Accra Mall Update: The Banks Fight Back!

As you go and have a good weekend, just enjoy this one from Accra Mall, where ECOBANK, Stanbic, and BARCLAYS bank have all pitched camp.

Battle for customers is certainly a serious understatement!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Too Much Accra Traffic? Here's What You Can Do...

Let's use the bicycle!

I was, as you might imagine, stuck in some lunch-time traffic near so-called 37 military hospital, when I saw this elderly man cruise past us, and proceed casually on his way--by way of his trusted bike! I so felt like conjuring my bike from the sky to do the same thing!;-))

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Anyone for Labone Kebab?

Actually, there's no difference between kebab in Labone--an up-market suburb of Accra--and anywhere else in Accra! The only thing is that this kebab has been better packaged, and it's going for an unbelievable GHC0.50 (SO ghana pesewas), or $0.60 (60 cents) or so.

When you request one, they put some spice on it, and then onto a fire. Within five minutes, you got yourself a hot and nicely-condimented kebab!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Orders from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly!

Got anything to post in Accra?

Remember--you saw this notice from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly here first!!

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Who Said Teaching Had to be Easy?: Web 2.0, Here Journalists Come!!

Currently at Ghana's Kofi Annan IT Centre of Excellence (, where my voice is taking a break after having done some tutoring / coaching / teaching on web journalism.

This is a great passion--and coincidentally my main are of work professionally--which I am thankful to be using to impart to journalists and media practitioners that are more senior than myself  the art of...blogging.

It is reputed that I have a quintessential skill in blogging.

I say, for every one, there are many unsung heroes who know more than I do--and I am not just being humble.

It's been a while since I did public speaking, but for some strange reason, this felt great! Regrettably, I am unable to meet great minds here tomorrow, as work beckons, but, for sure, I'll be in touch with them all!

More pictures to follow soon!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Welcome to Monte Accra (in Labone)

Last Friday, my organisation asked a colleague and myself to accompany a group of Dutch students that were in Ghana to a restaurant Macquis Tante Marie. Situated in one of the plush parts of Accra, Labone, I got there a bit earlier than the time, and decided to take a look around--only to uncover that there's a Monte Carlo right here in Accra!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ghana International Press Centre

This is the quintessential home of Ghanaian journalists--and also where most press conferences are held in the country.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Length and Breadth of...

...a Mass Metro Transport Bus!

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  • Monday, October 01, 2007

    Oh, this Accra Traffic!

    Do you see the scaleof the traffic that can be visited upon the capital of Accra? Especially at rush-hour? You m ay see from the picture that there's a white van--that's a tro-tro, understandably trying to get in file of the traffic (after having left a shoulder where it dropped off (and took some) passengers).

    Meanwhile, despite the green light from the traffic lights, and a bit of movement for vehicles, the density of traffic is nothing to write home about!


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