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Ghana

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

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It's Woyome time

A scandal is growing over the government’s decision in 2010 to pay 58 million cedis (US$34.45 mn.) in compensation on a ‘financial engineering’ contract to Alfred Agbesi Woyome. ...


The Accra boosters

Foreign praise-singers try to justify aid but skate over the difficult choices facing President Mills before this year’s elections

Western commentators and politicians are lining up to pour accolades on Ghana. Some are self-interested: they aim to show that their policies and aid budgets are working. Aid advoc...


Great expectations

The 2012 elections may delay, but will not stop, the resource-driven progress towards prosperity

Once again, politics could shape Ghana’s economic future. The national elections due on 7 December 2012 will determine which party is to manage the transition to a medium-income de...


Getting the vote right

The straight-talking director of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Kwadwo Afari-Djan, and his team have organised five multiparty elections since 1992, each one more credible than the ...


NDC hopes for Beijing election bonanza

Vice-President Mahama’s April trip to Beijing sealed a position of primacy for China and paves the way for more oil-backed loans

Just twelve months after the start of commercial oil production, Ghana has mortgaged its lucrative oil marketing monopoly to Unipec via the state-owned Ghana National Petroleum Cor...


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...


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