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!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Tale of Two Christmas Wrappings!

Frivolity is no stranger in this season; and so this blog is no exception to the aura! Seeing as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I might be wrong about the frivolity, especially because I am not getting to the point!:-D

The point is that this gift wrapping at GAME at the Accra Mall was offering the wrapping for charity. Now, contrast it with...
...this one at A&C Shopping Mall, where it is about, well, profit! If that's not a case of two wrappings, I really don't know what is!

May the festive season bring you PROFOUND JOY and LOVE among you all, your families and friends from hereonin!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Ghanaian Lizard Has Star Quality!

"Who's the Hottest Lizard in Town? I am!"

In the ever-platitudinous fast-paced society in which Christmas appears but a welcome blot at the end of the year, we sometimes forget to get sufficiently close to nature in the way we would want. So it was a welcome sight for me last week when outside drying clothes, I noticed this lizard up on a wall enjoying what looked like a sun-bathe!

Quickly and discreetly, I rushed inside to get my camera. Here is the result!

This Ghanaian lizard--profoundly innocuous and more likely to run away from a human than approach him/her -- has, I would like to think, quintessence of stardom:-D

Monday, December 15, 2008

The '37' Bats of Accra

Just in case you felt like it was the title of a horror movie made in Ghana, let me quickly dispel any fears--the bats are are a common part of the "37" part of Accra, which, in English means that bats like to hover around the part of Accra known as "37".

I hate to say it, but it's true--this blog has covered this part a number of times, not because I am not very creative, but it's because it's a "happening" part of Accra that many tourists flock to when they first come to Accra. The military hospital--known as "37 military"-- is also located in the environs.

As for the bats, they do not come out at night, but as Abby--a blogger rightly says, around 5pm. I do have to say that I captured these ones around 3pm. I guess the bats had a mood swing that day!:-D

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Election Febrility to get Hotter

So it was that last week, SHOPRITE would remind the Ghanaian electorate that the shop would be closed on Sunday for elections.

After several heated hours and late nights, the papers have come out. Here's the one I chose--the Ghanaian Times illustrate that there will be a SECOND ROUND of voting on 28th December. The Christmases of Ghanaians looks like it will be subordinated to politicking.


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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Soul Food: Akosombo Dreaming!

This picture of serenity is not without a context: my "disappearance" from this blog has a lot to do with having very little time to access a computer to upload pictures. Although I hinted at it before I left last week, I was not as explicit in stating that a combination of heightened tensions surrounding Ghana's elections (more because of anxiety for all the ads to be over, and many discussions on Facebook over the outcome!) and a needed desire to wrap things up for the year--coupled with our regular annual retreat from Accra have all contributed to the absence.

Akosombo is no stranger to this blog; last time we were there was in January 2006. The next couple of days, I'll be bringing fresher pictures of Akosombo, located in the Eastern region of Ghana. In the meantime, I appreciate your indulgence of the absence. Am back with a bang before Christmas! Will be doing my lap of honours soon--not without a Friday 5 December break, which will be a celebration of Ghana's Farmer's Day and Monday 8 December that will be a local public holiday!

Thank you!


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