The mayor of Kumasi, a commercial center in northern Ghana, visited Atlanta to drum up support for an upcoming black arts festival in his city. During a brief visit, Samuel Sarpong announced the Kumasi International Black Arts and Cultural Festival, which will be held in November. Mr. Sarpong sought advice and support from Atlanta's National Black Arts Festival, which holds year-round educational Read more
A nonstop Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Accra has bolstered Ghana's case for attracting foreign investment and helped the country's diaspora stay connected to their families, said Alfred Vanderpuije, mayor of the Ghanaian capital. Since it launched last June, the flight has augmented efforts to make Accra a focal point for business in West Africa, Mr. Vanderpuije told GlobalAtlanta. Delta flies Read more
Emory University has received a $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the health risks of contaminated water in Accra, Ghana and other cities in developing countries. The Center for Global Safe Water in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health will bring together experts from around the world to develop Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. launched the first direct flight between Liberia and the United States in 20 years from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sept. 4. The flight landed on Sept. 5 at Roberts International Airport near Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, to be greeted by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other dignitaries. Before the outbreak Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering fares of $799 each way for the nonstop flight between Atlanta and Accra, Ghana, that begins June 1. Tickets must be purchased by March 31 for travel that begins between June 1 and Aug. 28 and ends by Sept. 28, Delta said in a news release. The fare is Read more
Alfred Vanderpuije, mayor of Accra, Ghana, sees widespread benefits to his city from a new direct Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta scheduled to start June 1.
"It will promote opportunities for tourism," Mr. Vanderpuije told GlobalAtlanta during a recent visit here. "It will promote business. It will provide opportunities especially for Ghanans [in Atlanta] who have family in Accra."