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Capital of Ghana, Accra is a welcoming city offering a good way of live to expatriates. Political, administrative, economic and financial hub of Ghana, Accra hosts a growing number of national and international companies. It is thus welcoming a larger expat community who can enjoy housing facilities. Cost of living is a bit high but the city offers a unique expat experience, whether in family or alone.

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The Accra I met more than a decade ago, on my arrival in Ghana was a crowded, hot humid yet dusty hive of activity. For the naïve volunteer set, of which I was a gold star member, it was an overwhelming sense of the absoluteness of cultural difference. There was nothing remotely familiar and we basked in the alien experience.

Hugged by Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo, while bordering the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is widely referred to as West Africa's golden child — an evolution of its previous name, the Gold Coast. It is the first sub-Saharan country to break free from the colonial rule when it gained independence from the British in 1957, and since its transition to a multi-party democracy in 1992, the country has reaped the benefits of relative stability.

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In Ghana with Kids

4 years ago

Blog about Estonian-Palestinan family living in Ghana and raising children. Travelling tips for those who travel with infants and toddlers. Places to exprole in Ghana and our family activites on leisure time!

Las Quatro Harwoods

5 years ago

My family blog that started with my first born has turned into the story of our adventures as a family abroad.

Critical Point

9 years ago

I'm a social commentator writing on issues that are triggered by my life in Accra. Much of my writing is on truth and meaning. I often explore this through religious belief as it is impossible to escape this in Ghana.


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