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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Construction of the Accra Mall

Construction on the Accra Mall in West Africa took two years and 700 people working nonstop, the Accra mall is located within an earthquake zone.


With open skylights, plastered ceilings and tiled floors the Accra Mall is the first and only Grade-A shopping mall and one of the largest modern malls in West Africa. Aurecon engineering and infrastructure advisory company was engaged to undertake both the civil and structural engineering and road design for the Accra Mall.

Walk Around the Accra Mall in Ghana Africa.

Open Monday thru Saturday from 10am - 9pm, Sunday and Public Holidays from 12pm - 6pm the Accra Mall is a retail and shopping center in Accra, Ghana, located on the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. In 2003, the Government of Ghana initiated the expansion of the then Akuafo Circle.

The circle was the largest roundabout in Ghana. The contract for the project was won by Messrs. The interchange was commissioned for vehicular use on February 27, 2005, by the former president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor. The interchange was the second to have been built in Ghana, after the Ako Adjei Interchange. The various roads the feed to the interchange bring vehicular traffic from all over Accra.


First GAME store opened in Durban, South Africa, in 1970


Accra Mall two largest stores; GAME and Shoprite.

The Accra Mall was commissioned on July 4, 2008. It is one of the most modern shopping malls in West Africa and the first large-scale shopping center in Ghana. The mall is an enclosed, fully air-conditioned with around 218,000 square feet or 19,700 square meters of retail shopping space. The Accra Mall has 65 shops and 9 restaurants. Two South African retail giants dominate the Accra Mall, Game Stores that occupies around 52,000 square feet or 5,000 square meters of space and Shoprite, which occupies 38,000 square feet or 3,500 square meters of the retail space.

Massmart operates more than 400 stores in South Africa and 12 other sub-Saharan countries. Walmart acquired a majority stake in Massmart Holdings Ltd. in 2011 and Game Stores, as well as Shoprite, are part of the Massmart Holdings group. Game Stores and Shoprite stores are big-box stores selling everything you would see in your typical Target or Wal-Mart.

With shocking pink as its brand color, the first GAME store opened in Durban, South Africa, in 1970. Game Stores are big-box stores selling appliances, electronics, toys, games, clothing, beauty products, kitchen wares, garden plants and furniture and much more. Game Stores are Africa’s largest discount retailer.

Shoprite Group is the 94th largest retailer in the world started in 1979 as an affordable retail chain. The Shoprite grocery store chain started in 1979 with the purchase of a chain of eight South African Cape town based supermarkets. In 1983, Shoprite opened its first branch outside the Western Cape in Hartswater in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Shoprite officially opened its first store in 2003 in Accra Ghana.

List of Accra Africa Mall stores.


Department Stores.
GAME Store. 
Shoprite. 

Food.
Barcelos. 
Basilissa and Nominom. 
Burger King. 
Enda Foods. 
Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC. 
Le Must Family Restaurant. 
Pizza Inn. Creamy Inn. 
Chicken Inn. 
Rose Joy. 
Say Cheers. 
Second Cup. 

Home Goods and Gifts.
Ashfoam. 
Monos. 
Maydan Home Décor.  

Fashion and Jewelry. 
AHA. 
Aurum. 
Bata Shoes. 
Grosvenor. 
Jet Kiki Clothing. 
Liberty Shoes. 
M.V Accessories. 
Moty. 
Mr. Price. 
Nallem Clothing. 
Pandora. 
Payless. 
Swatch. 
T.M Lewin.
Tous. 
Vlisco. 
Whiteleys. 
Woodin. 
ZigZag. 

Services.
Airtel. 
MTN. 
Spendstre Foto Store. 
Satguru Travels and Tours. 
Tigo.
Vodafone. 
Yasore Forex Bureau.  

Health and Beauty.
B-Fancy. 
Body Basics. 
Couture.
Eye Emporium .
Exotic Trendz. 
Hair Depot. 
Life Health Care. 
MAC Cosmetics. 
Paris II.
Scentopia. 

Electronics.
Electronics Hub. 
Galaxy Studio. 
Huawei. 
iShop. 
Panasonic. 
Samsung. 
Sony Centre. 
Starlite. 
Telefonika.  

Entertainment.
Silverbird Cinemas.
Vulkano Games.
Y FM.


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Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

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