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Ghana

Population: 28.2 mn.
GDP: $42.69 bn.
Debt: $21.39 bn.

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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...


Row over exiles

Claims that Ivorian secret agents are targeting pro-Laurent Gbagbo exiles in Ghana raise tensions again between Accra and Abidjan

President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s government is sending undercover agents to Ghana to abduct or assassinate supporters of former President Laurent Ggabo there, according ...


The vote on trial

The Supreme Court’s hearings on last year’s polls have changed Ghana’s politics for good. Now the fractious parties face their own demons

After 43 days in session and an avalanche of technical delays, the 2012 election petition hearings are crawling towards a climax. A ruling is likely within a month. The leadership ...


How the parties judge the judges

Politicians from both the governing National Democratic Congress and the opposition New Patriotic Party have developed an obsessive interest in the nine judges sitting on the Supre...


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