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Ghana Reveals New Mechanical Street Sweepers

Ghana’s biggest waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has announced new the introduction of new technology to keep the country clean. On the 20th of February 2019, Zoomlion unveiled ten new mechanical sweepers. The machines will be distributed across selected cities in Ghana, with the majority distributed in Accra. The sweepers represent an investment of $2 million by the Zoomlion Group of Companies. The investment comes in response to President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s call for the introduction of automated sweepers for heavy traffic areas. Ghana’s poor sanitation has been a point of consternation for the nation, and the government has...
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Accra Ranked 62nd most Fashionable City in the World

Fashion forward! Accra, Ghana, has been ranked as the 62nd most fashionable city in the world by the Global Language Monitor. Rankings are based on the Brand Affiliation Index (BAI), which is used to create a longitudinal study that considers three years of data before compiling the list. The study is a Big Data textual analysis which considers billions of web pages, millions of blogs, global print, electronic media and social media formats. The report ranks Global Fashion Capitals that qualify by surpassing a number of thresholds in 5 fashion categories, namely: Ready-to-wear, Moda, Haute Couture, Pret-a-Porter and Fashion. Ghana’s...
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25 Essential Pidgin English phrases You’ll Need in Nigeria

With over 186 million inhabitants, 250 ethnic groups and more than 500 languages spoken, Nigeria is a true melting pot, creating a unique and fascinating culture that draws you in. Partly due to the massive variety of languages, English has arisen as the lingua franca of the country, with most Nigerians speaking English in addition to other languages. Nigeria has opted to give their English its own flavour however, and Pidgin English has emerged as a result.  Pidgin English is not formally recognised by the country but serves as the most common language. Here is our guide to the 25...
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Five Lesser Known Facts about Accra

Bustling and energetic, Accra is a city like no other.  Fantastic food, colourful fashion and friendly people ensure the incredible appeal of this international city. Think you know everything there is to know about Ghana’s capital? We’re sure something on our list is bound to surprise you: here are five lesser-known facts about Accra. Accra has a youthful population Accra has a rather young population, with 56% of the population under the age of 24.  This population spread is unlikely to change, according to statistics. The youthful population is definitely a driving force in the high-energy and drive that is...
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Tidying up: How to KonMari Method™ your home

Unless you’ve somehow been hiding under a rock the past few months, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the international cultural sensation that is Marie Kondo. Known for her de-cluttering techniques, Japanese author Marie Kando first published the bestselling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” in 2014 but it was with the 2018 release of her Netflix show “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” that she became a household name. How to organise your home using the KonMari Method™ The KonMari Method™ centres on organising your home in a specific order, based on...
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