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Anzac Day Service 2014
The Australian High Commission invites all Australian and New Zealand citizens, and others who are interested, to attend a dawn memorial service at the Christiansborg War Cemetery in commemoration of Anzac Day, on Friday 25 April 2014, commencing at 5:30 am. The service should last no longer than forty-five minutes, and will be followed by breakfast at the High Commissioner’s Residence at No. 2, Second Rangoon Close, Cantonments. Please advise of your attendance by email to Accrahc.Enquiries@dfat.gov.au.
ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and Anzac Day is one of Australia's most important national days. The Anzac tradition was established on 25 April 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is now Turkey. Over the years, Anzac Day has become a time to honour all those who have served their country during war or in peacekeeping operations. Each year, tens of thousands of people attend Anzac Day dawn services, which are held in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and around the world.
Ebola outbreak in West Africa
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed an outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa. Ebola virus disease has a fatality rate of up to 90%. The symptoms of Ebola are severe and can include high fever, muscle pain and weakness, headache and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhoea and internal and external bleeding. We urge Australians and other travellers to avoid travelling to areas affected by the Ebola virus. For more information read the Australian Government’s Smartraveller Travel Bulletin or the WHO’s disease outbreak news page.
Australia Awards Alumnus leads Liberia’s economic agenda
Honorable Elias Shoniyin, an alumnus of the Australian Awards Scholarship and a 2012 graduate from the Australian National University, Canberra is currently a deputy Minister for International Economic Cooperation and Integration with the Liberian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He is at the forefront of Liberia’s development. Under his leadership and thanks to his negotiation skills acquired through is studies, Hon Shoniyin has successfully negotiated and secured a number of International grants including the US$150 million grant for infrastructural development projects across Liberia. To read the full article click here.
Welcome from the Australian High Commissioner
Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana. I hope you find the site interesting and informative.
I was delighted to commence my new role at the High Commission on 21 January 2013, after earlier visits to Ghana in 2009 and 2011. I will also be responsible for Australia’s relations with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra and Togo.
The Australian High Commission’s job is to advance Australia’s political, economic and other interests in all of these countries, and to work with partner governments on issues of common interest, including development, trade and investment and peace and security.
In particular, I look forward to working closely with partner governments during Australia’s two year term on the United Nations Security Council from 2013-14.
I am also very pleased that the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) now has a regional office in the High Commission in Accra to help service the growing ties between Australia and the region.
I look forward to many enriching experiences working to advance bilateral relationships and meeting Australians and friends of Australia across the region.
Joanna Adamson, High Commisioner
Information for Australian travellers
Consular emergencies: call +61 2 6261 3305 (24 hour service)
Registration: Australian travellers and residents in Ghana and other countries in West Africa are encouraged to register with the Australian High Commission in Accra and to check Smartraveller for information on security issues. You can register in person at the High Commission or online through http://www.smartraveller.gov.au.
Passports: see Passports Australia.