World's Greatest Places 2021
July 20, 2021 6:35 AM EDT

Accessing the Ghanaian capital has become even easier this year, with last fall’s debut of Qatar Airways flights from Doha and new thrice-­weekly United Airlines service from Washington, D.C. And there are plenty of openings to help fill an itinerary: ADA, a contemporary gallery that launched late last year, showcases the work of emerging creatives—such as paintings by Nigerian artist Eniwaye Oluwaseyi and South African artist Zandile Tshabalala—from across Africa. A new architecture school, the African Futures Institute (AFI) debuts at the end of July, with a focus on cultivating regional talent. The AFI is the brainchild of Lesley Lokko, the founder and director of the Graduate School of Architecture in Johannesburg, in collaboration with award-­winning Ghanaian architect David Adjaye. And next year, the Pan African Heritage World Museum is scheduled to open. It will house archives, exhibits, galleries and a theater, with the aim of being a key destination for visitors interested in connecting with Africa’s history and its people’s heritage. —Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

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