A kid plays with an old car tyre in front of a charcoal stall. The high cost of Liquified Petroleum Gas means that many households still depend on charcoal to cook their meals. Ghana is gradually becoming a desert. The trees that aren’t chopped down for charcoal get chopped down for the “beautification of the city” or exported timber or used in the construction industry. Recent attempts to plant more trees in the driest parts of the country ended up being a scam that will forever taint the administration of President John Mahama of Ghana. #SADA #environment #corruption #ghana #africa #osu #accra Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #nanakofiacquah #africashowboy

A kid plays with an old car tyre in front of a charcoal stall. The high cost of Liquified Petroleum Gas means that many households still depend on charcoal to cook their meals. Ghana is gradually becoming a desert. The trees that aren’t chopped down for charcoal get chopped down for the “beautification of the city” or exported timber or used in the construction industry. Recent attempts to plant more trees in the driest parts of the country ended up being a scam that will forever taint the administration of President John Mahama of Ghana. #SADA #environment #corruption #ghana #africa #osu #accra Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #nanakofiacquah #africashowboy

#Repost from @thesestreetsct. Welcome to our version of #followfriday #ff! We’re going to feature one photo hashtagged with #everydayafrica every Friday that does not come from our regular contributors. Here: Woman cleaning a baking tray, #bulungula #southafrica. Thanks for sharing, @thesestreetsct! @everydayafrica cofounder @pdicampo chose this image because it’s a beautiful photo of a normal activity. Our friends at @everydayasia @everydaymiddleeast @everydayjamaica @everydayeasterneurope will also be doing this, so check them out! #fujifilm #x100 #transkei #everydayafrica #shootingsouthafrica

#Repost from @thesestreetsct. Welcome to our version of #followfriday #ff! We’re going to feature one photo hashtagged with #everydayafrica every Friday that does not come from our regular contributors. Here: Woman cleaning a baking tray, #bulungula #southafrica. Thanks for sharing, @thesestreetsct! @everydayafrica cofounder @pdicampo chose this image because it’s a beautiful photo of a normal activity. Our friends at @everydayasia @everydaymiddleeast @everydayjamaica @everydayeasterneurope will also be doing this, so check them out! #fujifilm #x100 #transkei #everydayafrica #shootingsouthafrica

The Allocodrome in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. We ordered grilled chicken and fish smothered in a tomato/onion/cucumber vinaigrette, served with attieke and fried plantains (so delicious - hard to beat Ivoirian cuisine). Then these guys delivered a couple bottles of cold beer. They then launched into an animated conversation next to our table that went on for some time, full of laughing and arguing and much gesticulating with their arms. Then she walked by. And it all came to a full and silent halt. January 2013. Photo by @austin_merrill. #abidjan #ivorycoast #cotedivoire #allocodrome #africa #fish #poisson #chicken #poulet #cuisine #beer #plantain #attieke #tomato #cucumber #onion #food #austin_merrill

The Allocodrome in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. We ordered grilled chicken and fish smothered in a tomato/onion/cucumber vinaigrette, served with attieke and fried plantains (so delicious - hard to beat Ivoirian cuisine). Then these guys delivered a couple bottles of cold beer. They then launched into an animated conversation next to our table that went on for some time, full of laughing and arguing and much gesticulating with their arms. Then she walked by. And it all came to a full and silent halt. January 2013. Photo by @austin_merrill. #abidjan #ivorycoast #cotedivoire #allocodrome #africa #fish #poisson #chicken #poulet #cuisine #beer #plantain #attieke #tomato #cucumber #onion #food #austin_merrill

Last night my car broke down and a gentleman asked me to park it in his yard, where it will be safe. I couldn’t see much. I went there this morning to thank him and get the car and this was the scene that met me. “Lakeside Beach” is definitely one of Accra’s hidden gems. The woman is crossing the lagoon on the bridge to go sell her food on the beach. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #Accra #Ghana #Africa

Last night my car broke down and a gentleman asked me to park it in his yard, where it will be safe. I couldn’t see much. I went there this morning to thank him and get the car and this was the scene that met me. “Lakeside Beach” is definitely one of Accra’s hidden gems. The woman is crossing the lagoon on the bridge to go sell her food on the beach. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #Accra #Ghana #Africa