7 tips on making your visit to Ghana and Accra easier and loads more fun.

1. Akwaaba! Welcome—that is—to Ghana. Here, people pride themselves on their hospitality. If you stand anywhere too long (and we mean anywhere: gas stations, street corners, in front of someone’s heavily-fortified, barbed wire-topped gate) someone will offer you a seat, or some shade, or tell you you’re invited to their meal. People—and especially school children in…

Ghana Women of the Year Honours 2019 #GhanaGirls rule the world.

The fourth edition of the Ghana Women of the Year Honours came off last Friday, April 13, 2019 at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. The awards, organised by Glitz Africa, saw nine outstanding women being celebrated for using their expertise, position and influence to inspire others to make a difference in driving other women…

Invest in Ghana. The rewards can be superb in this opportunity nation.

Stopping in Accra is one of my favourite things to do, never more so now than before. Landing in a country where immigration says “Welcome Home” is always endearing. Seeing the booming economy can definitely make you want to call the place home. Economic growth of 14.5 percent in 2011 makes 2012’s 7.9 percent seem…

Ghana is losing its rainforest faster than any other country in the world

Ghana’s rainforest is being lost at an alarming rate, according to a new report about the state of forests worldwide. Global Forest Watch (GFW) used updated remote sensing and satellite data from the University of Maryland and estimates that there was a 60% increase in Ghana’s primary rainforest loss in 2018 compared to 2017, the…