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Columbus Becomes Sister City to Accra, Ghana

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Becomes Sister City to Accra, Ghana

Yesterday morning, Columbus officially established its tenth sister city relationship with with Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Local leaders, including Mayor Michael Coleman, gathered with Ghanaian leaders, including Accra Mayor Alfred Vanderpuije, in a ceremony at the King Arts Complex to celebrate the occasion. “As the first African-American mayor of Columbus, I couldn’t leave this spot […]

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Columbus Sister City Accra Suffers Tragedy

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Sister City Accra Suffers Tragedy

Columbus’ newest sister city, Accra, the capital of Ghana, suffered a tragedy this week. Heavy rains caused massive flooding in the city which killed an estimated 25 people, according to the BBC. On Wednesday night, the floods caused an Accra gas station to explode and set fire to businesses in the surrounding neighborhood. The BBC […]

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Columbus and Accra, Ghana to be Sister Cities

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus and Accra, Ghana to be Sister Cities

At his final State of the City address last month, Mayor Michael Coleman told attendees that as the first African-American mayor of Columbus, he could not leave office without opening a relationship with a sister city in Africa. The Mayor then announced that Accra, Ghana would become Columbus’ newest sister city, eliciting excited cheers from […]

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Journey around the world without leaving Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This week, The Alive takes us on a world-spanning journey through various local ethnic shops, restaurants and marketplaces. Highlights include: – The Columbus Asian Market, Lotte Oriental Food and Gifts, and India Grocers representing Asia. – La Michoacana, Terra Brasil, and La Metapaneca from Central and South America. – Romashka International Deli, Mediterranean Food Imports, […]

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