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Ghana

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

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A rough beginning

The election campaign is under way and the battle is on for votes in the north

In northern Ghana, the campaign got off to a violent start when Mahamudu Bawumia, vice-presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party for the elections on 7 December, arrived in...


Running mates

The two main parties’ vice-presidential candidates are both under fifty years old and from northern Ghana. Otherwise they are very different. The National Democratic Congress’s Jo...


Voting violence

Concern about the conduct of December’s elections is growing in the wake of violent clashes during the primary elections, electoral registration and political rallies.


Right number, right time

Just as the government runs out of money before the elections, along comes an offer that is hard to refuse

It is a rule of politics that any substantial sale of state assets agreed less than six months before national elections needs close scrutiny. The government's decision to sell a ...


The high price of political phones

Political controversy has dogged Ghana Telecom since the telecom sector was deregulated in the mid-1990s under the National Democratic Congress government. Its performance under th...


Presidents and lawyers

The tortuous prosecution of a former state oil company boss raises questions about the independence of the judiciary

Even his opponents concede that Tsatsu Tsikata is a gifted lawyer, whose ties with ex-President Jerry John Rawlings have kept him at the centre of Ghana's bitter political battles....


Industrial revolution

Ghana seeks partners following its 19 June purchase of Alcoa's 10% stake in the 200,000 tonne/year Volta Aluminum Company (Valco) smelter, mothballed since March 2007. The statal V...


Paying the price

Economic troubles damage the governing party’s electoral chances in one of Africa’s most stable democracies

President John Agyekum Kufuor’s government faces new problems, both political and economic, as it prepares for national elections in December, when the President will step down. Ri...


A last chance reshuffle

Three days after announcing his economic package, President John Kufuor completed his much-delayed reshuffle. Kwamena Bartels was the main casualty, after less than a year as Inter...


The departed return

Familiar faces are lining up again as the parties get ready for election time

With elections ahead on 7 December - and the prospect of prolonged powerlessness for the losers - prodigal sons and daughters are rushing to rejoin Ghana's two main political parti...


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