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Ghana

Ghana

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

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Wary of pipeline politics

Political and technical worries are holding back progress on the ambitious plans for a national gas industry

Planning and construction work on Ghana’s US$850 million gas pipeline is slowing down because the lead contractor – China’s Sinopec – fears that national elections in December coul...


The three billion dollar question

The government’s decision to borrow US$3 billion from the China Development Bank (CDB) has become a key election issue, much to the irritation of the authorities in Beijing, who pr...


Beijing’s gas loan tests IMF

Officials in Washington are in last-minute negotiations over a compromise deal on the terms of China’s multi-billion-dollar loan to Accra

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) looks set to bend its rules this month to accommodate Ghana’s rush to raise a US$700 million loan from China to build a gas processing plant a...


A special relationship in the making

Many in the governing National Democratic Congress want to boost ties with China to new heights: their target is some US$10 billion of Chinese loans (AAC Vol 3 No 12). President Jo...


Housing scheme crumbles

The multi-billion-dollar housing venture run by South Korea’s STX and a group of Ghanaian investors looks close to collapse, with the partners embroiled in lengthy court actions ag...


A pipeline of votes

Delays and disputes over a gas-fired industrial project could damage President John Atta Mills ahead of next year’s elections

The promise that an offshore gas pipeline and processing plant – a cornerstone of Ghana’s new industrial plan – will be completed around the time of the presidential and parliament...


The IMF and the Chinese loan puzzle

The view of Ghana as an economic success, one held by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, comes with a price tag. Last year, the first recalculation of national inc...


Are the politicians high?

Gossip in Accra produced entertaining US diplomatic cables but raises serious questions about rising political tensions

Politicians in Accra have been exploiting sensational material in the latest batch of leaked United States diplomatic cables. The gossip, insights and purportedly inside informatio...


A Mills bomb for Rawlings

Having secured the presidential nomination for the incumbent, the top NDC officials cannot afford to ignore his challenger

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, wife of ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, the National Democratic Congress founder, timed her bid badly. A special congress of Ghana’s governing NDC o...


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