It is a public holiday. The nation has slowed for the burial of President Atta-Mills.
The city is draped in red and black, Ghana's colours of mourning: bunting draped on buildings and for people, red shirts, red cloths, red bandanas, red dresses and even one red superhero cape.
A truck passes, red fabric criss-crossing the windscreen. When you are mourning visibility doesn't matter.
At the airport a security guard in the doorway wears a red sash around his neck, a pair of handcuffs hanging from the fabric like a pendant.
The tarmac is peppered with private jets flown in from around the continent.
President Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire brings gifts for the funeral; donating 10 million CFA, pomade, powder, combs, linen, six pieces of Kente cloth, forty boxes of alcohol and five cows.
As we wait for the lights to change a hawker thrusts a handful of red fabric strips through the car window.
"One cedi! One cedi! Last day! Last day! Ghana is red today."
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