Improv coffee

Italian coffee – 16 Cedis. Cannibalised plastic funnel – 1 Cedi. Handkerchief bought from roadside vendor – 50 Pesewas. A cup of real coffee at home – priceless.

African skies

One of the best things about living in Ghana is that quite frequently, there are the most spectacular skies and sunsets. Perhaps this is because we are closer to the equator, or there’s less pollution or fewer buildings but whatever the cause, here are a few of my favourites so far.

The stuff we don’t want

Mongabay highlights the appalling situation in the Agbogbloshie slum outside Accra, which has become a massive toxic dumping ground for electronic waste. Agbogbloshie understandably gets a lot of attention, but it has been interesting to see some of the wider picture here. The e-waste in Agbogbloshie is the stuff that can’t be fixed any more – has reached …

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Busua and Butre

We recently had the chance to leave Kumasi and travel to Ghana’s coast for a short break. It was great to have a change of scene and see more of the country. We began with a night in Accra celebrating our engagement and toasting some good friends who were shortly returning to the USA. It …

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