when the rains came to accra april 18 1960

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    The rainy season is so-named because it comes every year, hence one would expect that the authorities would plan for it, but this was the scene after the resulting floods in Accra in 1960. The headlines 56 years later will likely be the same even with last year's disaster relatively fresh in our minds.

    The satirists have already laid their bets: Accra mayor begins ritual of dusting off his annual ‘flood speech’ as rains set in.

    And for bonus points note the other headline on the front page: Fast train services planned. We're still waiting for Godot on that front.

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