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Monday, October 15, 2012

Ghana Market Burns

Smoke billowing from the Mallam market in the early hours of Monday, October 15, 2012.
These scenes were captured around 7am as I drove to the Efua Sutherland Children's Park for the commemoration of Global Handwashing  Day 2012.

The Mallam Market, one of the very patronised markets in Accra, has for years been noted for moderately priced food items and indeed served residents in Accra who live both in close proximity and those from afar.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Ouagadougou's Lady Bikers

Burkina Faso's Bissa Gold Mine

Excavation at the Ibrahim Ouedraogo Pit

I was privileged to be among a 30-member team of West African Journalists to visit the Bissa Gold Mine before its commencement of production and hence its first gold pour, on Wednesday October 3, 2012.

The large expanse of the Ibrahim Ouedroago pit

Ashanti Woman Warrior

Legendary Yaa Asantewaa of Ejisu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Peacock - God's Creation

By Edmund Smith-Asante
The Peacock is an intriguing bird with the male rather being the more decorated and attractive.
A peacock at Villa Cisneros, Sogakope, Ghana

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Dodi Princess before it got burnt

The only tour boat on Ghana's Volta Lake - the Dodi Princess which is run by the Volta River Authority and berths at its Akosombo port, was on Friday, May 4, 2012, gutted by fire. The cause of the fire aboard the cruise boat which also serves as a restaurant for tourists when it is stationary, is still under investigation. Below are some pictures of the boat before it got burnt.

A swimming pool for kids aboard the Dodi Princess
Restaurant of the burnt Dodi Princess
A live band performing aboard the Dodi Princess September 2010
Dashboard of the Dodi Princess
Side view of the Dodi Princess before it got burnt
The cruise boat on the Volta Lake, Dodi Princess that got burnt

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Guinea, Conakry

Some memorable views from the capital of Guinea, Conakry, as I saw it during my visit for a workshop in 2011.

Guinea's Coastline from the air