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Ghana

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

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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...


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 ...


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