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Ghana

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

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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...


Cash call

The resignation of former Trade Minister and unsuccessful presidential candidate Alan Kyerematen from the ruling New Patriotic Party on 17 April has shocked Ghana’s political class...


Jollies and jets

Arguments over the financing of a presidential jet are to set the terms for a wider debate about corruption in the run-up to December's national elections. In the 2000 presidential...


Cocaine cops

An hysterical attack by the Inspector General of Police, Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong, on the sacked National Security Minister, Francis Poku, has backfired, prompting a new round o...


Show time for the spooks

The sacking for Security Minister Francis Poku exposes a damaging battle for turf between the security agencies

The politicians, police and spies could not have found a worst time to pick a fight with each other. It is a year of red alert for the security services: this month, Ghana hosts th...


Any more business?

Ghana has developed close ties with China, but ones that contrast with those enjoyed by other African states

The new Defence Ministry building in Accra is under construction by Chinese contractors. Chinese companies built the Tamale and Sekondi stadiums, which were used in February’...


Race to the top

Cash, influence and a few policy debates enliven the selection of next year's presidential contenders

For a day, peace broke out among the governing New Patriotic Party's (NPP's) presidential hopefuls. It happened at a grand rally at Kosua on 2 December: this was an opportunity for...


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