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Ghana

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

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Popping the gas balloon

Opacity and mismanagement in the oil and gas sector have turned financial problems into a much deeper economic crisis

Fixing the worsening crisis in the oil, gas and electricity industries is a key issue in this month's finance negotiations with investors and the International Monetary Fund. Not o...


Red is the colour

A banner-waving alliance of professionals and trades unionists is highlighting the growing economic hardships and shaking up the political scene

A clever campaign against worsening economic conditions – known as Red Friday – is gaining momentum after several thousand activists marched through Accra on 24 July. T...

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Letting a crisis go to waste

Far from cruising to an inevitable electoral victory in 2016, the opposition New Patriotic Party has been left looking flat-footed, even as the government's troubles have multiplie...


The wizard of Accra

Short-term economic worries and the government’s tin ear on corruption claims are wobbling Mahama’s presidency

Opposition activists like to portray President John Dramani Mahama as a kind of latter day Wizard of Oz, appearing to preside over a functioning government and thriving economy whe...


Deficit blues

Tough times are looming after years of high growth and political stability in an oil and gold producing economy

The harsh realities behind Finance Minister Seth Terkper’s budget speech on 19 November suggest a turbulent year ahead for the government. Officials recommend some tough and ...


Drill-ship in the dock

Top politicians are battling it out in the courts again, this time over claims of corruption the two main parties are throwing at each other

Power-brokers in the governing National Democratic Congress and opposition New Patriotic Party are squaring up for a fresh courtroom battle after the Supreme Court upheld President...


The Court lowers the curtain

The judges’ finding for President Mahama raises as many questions as it solves but the focus will shift quickly to economic matters

The final act lasted just 20 minutes. That is how long Justice William Atuguba, Chairman of the nine-member Supreme Court panel, spent on 29 August on delivering the judges’ ...


Opposition turns to tax and graft

After the 29 August Supreme Court judgement, the political theatre will shift to economic policy and accountability issues. Oppositionists accuse the National Democratic Congress g...


Economic tests looming

There are only two-and-a-half years before the next election cycle. It may not be long enough to improve the fiscal position

Finance and Economic Planning Minister Seth Tekper has a tricky message for Ghanaians. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been in charge of the economy for nearly five year...


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