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Population: 32.83m
GDP: $77.59bn
Debt: 87.8% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Governor in the firing line

Opposition demands for Ernest Addison to resign over $5.2bn loss have exposed the politicisation of the Bank of Ghana

Bank of Ghana Governor Ernest Addison reacted angrily after hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Accra on 3 October demanding that he and his two deputies resign over the ...

Was there a plot against the police chief?

MPs probe claims of a conspiracy to remove the Inspector General of Police ahead of next year’s elections

Police in Accra are on tenterhooks as they wait for a parliamentary committee to conclude its investigations into a leaked audio tape hinting at government plans to oust the Inspec...

Bawumia leads race for NPP ticket

President Akufo-Addo is helping his deputy in the succession campaign despite growing internal dissent

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia's landslide victory in the New Patriotic Party's Special Delegates' Conference and the withdrawal of former Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, has put...

Government stonewalling on corruption comes under fire

Worsening financial strictures and revenue shortfalls are adding to the urgency of independent calls for tougher action against state skulduggery

As investigations multiply into conflicts of interests in state agencies, lawyers and rights activists are accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of covering up malfeasa...

The ruling party could benefit from its IMF U-turn

After losing a by-election, the opposition NDC is crafting its campaign on government failure ahead of next year's elections

The IMF approval of a US$3 billion bailout to support Ghana's ailing economy is being held up as a victory by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), but it is also an embarrassin...

The IMF offers some breathing space

Accra has secured concessions from the multilateral banks as well as China in exchange for promises on debt

Although West Africa's second largest economy had been expected to receive an International Monetary Fund deal in the coming months, the IMF's 17 May announcement – that its ...


Deeper reforms needed after the bailout

Slowing inflation and a strengthening cedi after the IMF credit will help the ruling party’s election campaign

Ghana's US$3 billion bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund will not be painless, and comes with demands for a diet of structural reforms and spending cuts. Key prioriti...

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