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Ghana

Population: 28.83 mn.
GDP: $47.33 bn.
Debt: $22.02 bn.

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Euro MPs back action on cocoa prices

As production costs escalate, Ghanaian and Ivorian officials are lobbying the EU to raise prices for cocoa bean exports

As Africa's cocoa producers face growing financial pressures, they have won backing from European Union MPs to open talks on a price pact as part of wider discussions on sustainabi...

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All in the family

Few tears have been shed at the news that Kofi Koduah Sarpong has been retired after five years at the helm of the state oil firm, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). ...


Ofori-Atta bets on the E-Levy, rejects IMF

Locked out of the markets and hit by ratings downgrades, the government is trying to supercharge revenues and hack away at spending

As Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and his Treasury team rule out any resort to the International Monetary Fund on nationalist grounds, they are taking a different set of political...


Opposition steps up disruption

With the two parties evenly matched in parliament, the opposition NDC tries for some tactical victories against the government

Eyeing tougher economic conditions, corruption allegations and growing concerns about regional security, the opposition National Democratic Congress reckons it should be able to wr...


Bonds and budget blockers

As opposition lawmakers initially block the budget, the finance ministry and central bank face new economic headwinds

Faced by a powerful opposition party, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta's 2022 budget statement, presented on 17 November to Parliament, was always unlikely to have an easy passage. ...


Populist anti-gay bill divides churches and activists

Advocates of a draconian anti-gay law are piling pressure on President Akufo-Addo and have sparked a rift with the Anglican church

The Ghanaian Family Values Bill is likely to sail through Parliament if it is voted on in the coming weeks. The main opposition and governing parties are broadly united in support,...

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Anti-gay bill heads to house

The opposition is manipulating religious animosity against homosexuality to steal a march on the government

A bill seeking to criminalise LGBTQ+ sexual relationships is expected to come before Ghana's parliament soon after it reconvenes on 19 October. And although it's being used as a po...


Deepwater oil deal hits a glitch

A Russian partner expresses concern at government plans to buy into oil licence

Lukoil, a Russian energy company, has written to Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Ghana's Minister of Energy, to express concern about the government's plans to buy into Deepwater Tano/Cape ...


Who judges the judges?

Activists and oppositionists say political loyalties are undermining the independence of the Supreme Court

Six months on from the decision of Ghana's Supreme Court to uphold the victory of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in December 2020's presidential elections, controversy is growing over...


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