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Ghana

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

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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...


Presidential exports

Foreign trips seem to hold a special magic for President John Mahama, who has spent most of his first six months in office struggling with chronic power and water shortages while t...


A tough one hundred days

President Mahama says his government has been denied the six-month honeymoon his predecessors enjoyed

The economic and political prospects may be bright in the medium term but on 17 April John Dramani Mahama reached his first 100 days in office without much to celebrate. Benefits f...


On live TV, a swarm of lawyers

On 16 April, the Supreme Court began hearings on the petition from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to annul John Mahama’s victory in December’s presidential election. This...


Why are they waiting?

Neither the governing party nor its opponents seem in a hurry to resolve the complex case in the Supreme Court on last year’s elections

The leaders of the main opposition New Patriotic Party are stepping up their campaign to delegitimise December’s presidential election, in which John Dramani Mahama was declared wi...


Politics goes to court

International organisations say it is a model of probity and efficiency, but the Electoral Commission must answer detailed claims of vote rigging

The year started with the presidential inauguration of John Dramani Mahama on 7 January and then consideration by the Supreme Court of a petition claiming his election had been fra...


Miners out but no funds in

Accra-Beijing relations are tested by growing concerns about illegal gold mining and a slowdown in finance for the Chinese-built gas plant

Ghana’s expulsion of some 200 Chinese accused of involvement in illegal gold mining and more delays in disbursements from the China Development Bank for the gas plant in the ...


Crackdown on illegal miners

Gun battles, environmental degradation and tensions with local communities force the government to take a tough stance on illegal Chinese miners

The Ghana Immigration Service is to tighten up security at the country’s borders to stop the illegal entry of Chinese artisanal and small-scale miners (ASMs). Police Commissioner P...


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