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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...

Who spends, wins

Free-spending candidates and their business backers dominate the governing New Patriotic Party's choice of a new leader

The race to pick the New Patriotic Party's next presidential candidate is turning nasty, as millions of cedis are spent on the primary election campaigns and arguments over party r...

The cedi and pesewa vote

For many Ghanaians, the economics of the elections are more important than the politics. Most of the responsibility for these matters falls on the shoulders of the effervescent Fin...

Bond bonanza

Fresh from celebrating their successful floating of a US$750 million Eurobond last month, President John Kufuor and Finance Minister Kwadwo Baah Wiredu face growing scrutiny over t...

Everyone's in the race

Would-be presidential candidates crop up everywhere, with pots of money and hopes of oil

The race for Ghana's presidency is heating up at last after eight ministers and presidential hopefuls walked out of President John Agyekum Kufuor's government on 6 July. They will ...

Banished ballots

The debate over exiles having the right to vote combines with power-cuts to bring the opposition out on the streets

The main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, has threatened to reject the results of the December 2008 elections if Ghanaians living abroad are allowed to vote. NDC...

Soft sell at 50

Half a century after Kwame Nkrumah, pan-Africanism and military coups, the Black Star has a chance to reinvent itself

The first round of celebrations of 50 years of Independence from Britain was a modest success although many Ghanaians lament that the government has not made the most of the histor...

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