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Ghana

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

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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...


Crude deal

Government plans to borrow US$1.6 billion to buy back stakes in two offshore licences not yet in development have triggered anger and incredulity from oil industry officials and op...


Protests gather steam

The opposition National Democratic Congress is back on the streets with a 'march for justice' after months of treading water following its presidential election defeat in December....


Pandemic pricing

Civic activists and opposition politicians are pressing President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo's government on its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly the lack of accountabil...


The prosecutor isn't so special

The new nominee to head anti-corruption investigations faces a grilling in parliament and an explosive case over a gold company

John Githongo, a former permanent secretary for governance and ethics in Kenya, used to say 'anti-corruption politics is good politics'. And so it was, until Githongo's investigati...


Ofori-Atta promises a rebound

As public anger mounts about prices, jobs and graft, the Finance Minister insists the economic recovery is coming

Known for starting meetings with prayers and peppering them with Biblical quotations, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta took time off from the Christian Sabbath on 9 May to invite jo...


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