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The benefits of a bamboo bike

If you were to be asked about the main uses of bamboo, what would immediately come to mind? Perhaps furniture or fencing.

But in Ghana, where it grows in great abundance, an entrepreneur, Kwabena Danso is using the crop to make bicycles. In London for a visit, he brought his bike along.

BBC Focus on Africa's Kim Chakanetsa asked him how it stands out in the growing bamboo bike market.

Aboakyer festival: The deer hunters of Ghana

Every May the people of the Ghanaian coastal town of Winneba celebrate their migration from Timbuktu with a traditional hunt, known as the Aboakyer festival.

No pay for Ghana's 'ghost workers'

Ghana has suspended the salaries of about 26,000 public sector workers.

Ghana's Ministry of Finance has suspended the salaries of about 26,000 public sector workers. It's part of a drive to clean up government payrolls and fight corruption, but some REAL employees have also had their records - and salaries - wiped clean. So how do they feel - and what difference will it make? We heard from some of those affected, and the BBC's Thomas Naadi. (Photo: a woman holding Ghanian currency. Credit: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

The villages that have become a sanctuary for monkeys

In the twin villages of Boabeng Fiema and Buoyem in Ghana, people believe the local monkey population is sacred. The BBC Travel Show's Ade Adepitan reports.