Going to Ghana this Christmas? Tips to get you started.

Y3bro dada y3ntw3n bronya*

*translation: We have already started getting drunk ( / turning up); we don’t wait till Christmas

Over the past few years, Ghana has been a prime destination for a fun Christmas break. A fact airlines have recognised and responded by inflating ticket prices exponentially. An economy flight to Accra in December can easily be over £1,000, compared to a normal return ticket that is usually on average £400 to £600 – I’ve even managed to get a ticket off-peak for £350.


From mid-December to early January, Accra becomes the capital of chilling, partying and having a damn good time. I have personally tapped out of the “Ghana at Christmas” crew, but I know the vim continues and this year is certainly no different. So although I will not be there this year, I do want to share a few basic tips and tricks I’ve learnt that will help you have an amazing time this Christmas season. Continue reading “Going to Ghana this Christmas? Tips to get you started.”

YPN Presents: Focus on Africa – The Ghana Edition (Summary)

Africa is on the rise

Global interest in Africa and its potential has been through a number of phases. The first one, that I remember, was the “well Africa may have some potential… but it’s too unstable. And Asia has a lot more potential” phase. A couple of years ago, we had the ‘Africa is on the rise’ phase. That was my favourite. Though shortlived, the ‘Africa Rising’ rhetoric was in full stride and with it came a barrage of press releases and think pieces identifying the continent as the next big thing.

Then it stopped. Abruptly.

Nigeria, Africa’s powerhouse, had slipped into a recession in 2016 and that signalled the beginning of the “perhaps Africa isn’t really rising” phase.

But was that premature?

The Africa Rising narrative may have dimmed, but interest in the continent is at an all-time high. From music, fashion, film, business – Africa is trendy and with that comes opportunity. Especially for the diaspora.

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