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Yesterday, as I was considering the water and electricity situation in Ghana, I realised that I had never written about the Akosombo Dam, the hypdro-electric plant in the Eastern Region of Ghana. This dam, which I have visited on many occasions and which I will describe shortly, provides electricity to […]

Water, water everywhere




Oddly enough, I visited not one, but two villages on stilts in 2011, one in Benin and one in Ghana. My experiences were vastly different and both affected me deeply. My first visit to a village on stilts was in Benin. I imagine that each person to visit Ganvié comes […]

Life on the water










Glass bottles waiting to be made into jewellry
West African women, men, locals and obroni alike adorn themselves with necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry made of beautifully coloured glass beads. This jewelry is typically inexpensive and one can own quite a few pieces and match your clothing with something different each day. Many people purchase loose beads and […]

Beads, beads, beads – Part 1