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Ghana

Population: 28.2 mn.
GDP: $42.69 bn.
Debt: $21.39 bn.

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A year to deliver

After tackling inherited economic chaos, the government has to make good on its campaign promises

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo starts the year well ahead of the governing New Patriotic Party in the popularity stakes after a difficult first year in power. That is a func...


Power to the president's elbow

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his ministers talk of economic transformation and a life beyond aid as business grumbles

It was a sea of white linen and handkerchiefs at a thanksgiving service in Accra on 8 December to mark the first anniversary of the 2016 election victory by Ghana's New Patriotic P...


A racing start in spite of the rocky finances

Several hefty economic obstacles will test the government's determination to push ahead with education and health reforms

Harsh financial realities are starting to impinge on the bold programme to modernise the economy, and boost education and health, which swept the new government to power after Dece...

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New order tackles old debts

A month after his election victory, Akufo Addo's new team starts work on a fast-track economic and political reform agenda

The clear victory of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by over 900,000 votes in the 7 December presidential election triggered a business-like transition, with most new ministers due to ...


Jobs and corruption dominate election agenda

A late surge in campaigning has improved the opposition's chances of victory as the economy stutters

A succession of bad elections this year in Africa – in Uganda, Gabon and Zambia – make the 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana an important political...

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The debt merry-go-round

The government's negotiations on debt and budgets with the IMF are politically contentious ahead of December's elections

The politically charged deadline for the government's latest agreement with the International Monetary Fund is to be delayed again, following the report of a mission to Accra from ...


Budget battles as election race heats up

The government says the hard times are a blip before the next boom. Its opponents accuse it of wrecking the economy

Jobs, prices, taxes and electricity are dominating political arguments in the lead up to presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 November. So, when the government said on 1 J...

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A disputed state of the nation

The two leading contenders for the presidency opened their campaigns with sharply differing assessments of the country's health

It was a foretaste of what is set to be the country's most fiercely contested election against a backdrop of the worst austerity since the 1980s. On 25 February, a smiling Presiden...

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It’s the contract election

Both the main parties have form when it comes to spending sprees and big contracts ahead of elections

Come commodity crash or boom, if it's election year, it's contract time. That's when incumbents hand out largesse and stock up the political war-chest. In Ghana, election year cont...

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