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Ghana

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

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Competing on competence

The opposition struggles to persuade voters that it could handle the economy, but the administration is floundering too

With just weeks to go until presidential elections on 7 December National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, former president John Dramani Mahama, is still struggling to alter pu...


Anti-corruption boss 'no poodle'

Ghana's independent Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, resigned his post on 16 November after experiencing government interference in his job, he said in a letter to President Nana ...


Election stirs up apathy

Against a grim backdrop of pandemic economics, voters are uninspired by the choices in next month's elections

Dampened by the pandemic, economic worries and voter fatigue, campaigning for the national elections on 7 December is heading into the final stretch. Jobs and living standards domi...


Economics in a time of corona

Following the international formula doesn’t guarantee success for an economy derailed by the public health emergency

Ghana responded quicker than most countries and has the biggest Covid-19 testing programme in Africa outside South Africa and a pro-active information campaign. Yet its economy wil...


Presidential action replay

The odds favour the incumbent in this year’s presidential elections – a return match of 2016 – but by a much-reduced margin

Eleven months ahead of national elections, the best guess is that President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo will win more narrowly than he did in 2016 and his New Patriotic Party's (NPP) parl...


Hefty down payment for 2020

President Akufo-Addo's government wants to engineer a pre-election boom without the usual economic meltdown afterwards

With national elections a year away, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta tried to combine political bullishness and banker's caution when he read the 2020 budget statement in parliamen...


Short circuits

A US aid agency and President Akufo-Addo’s government are clashing over a plan to reform the state power company

The government's cancellation of a contract with a business consortium to manage the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has put it at odds with the United States government and cos...


Dissident doctor

When Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced on 20 September that three men had been arrested for coup plotting, some Ghanaians felt they had entered a time warp, stretc...


Cocoanomics

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are threatening to suspend the sale of cocoa beans to the open market for the 2020/21 crop season in a bid to secure higher prices for their farmers. ...


Midterm blues and red lines

President Akufo-Addo is pushing for bold development on industry and education – but few citizens feel any short-term benefit

As he marks the halfway point for his government, President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo wants to push ahead with ambitious economic modernisation plans before campaigning for the 2020 ele...


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