Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria neighbours

2015-01-21 08:23

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria’s neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants.

Ghana awaits delayed gas plant to boost economy

2014-09-10 11:00

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama hopes a long-delayed natural gas plant could transform the nation's economy.

Ghana leader names new defence minister

2014-07-16 13:12

Ghana’s president has appointed a new defence minister in a cabinet reshuffle which also saw the dismissal of the interior and agriculture ministers.

Ghana court upholds election win

2013-08-29 22:03

Ghana's Supreme Court has upheld President John Dramani Mahama's win in elections last year, dismissing the opposition's case alleging voter fraud.

Fitch downgrades Ghana's credit rating

2013-02-15 19:39

Despite strong growth, ratings agency Fitch has dropped its outlook on Ghana's credit rating due to a ballooning deficit.

Ghana's Mahama to be sworn in

2013-01-07 07:59

Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama is set to be sworn into office following last month’s polls in a ceremony to be boycotted by the opposition, which has challenged the results in court.

Poll dispute tests Ghana's democracy

2012-12-13 10:55

Ghana's status as West Africa's flagship democracy has been tested by opposition claims that presidential polls were rigged, but analysts voiced hope the battle would be fought in court, not the streets.

Ghana opposition - poll results to court

2012-12-11 21:12

Ghana's main opposition party plans to challenge presidential election results in court after it alleged a "pattern of fraud" in incumbent John Dramani Mahama's victory.

Ghana leader urges respect for vote results

2012-12-10 11:31

Ghana's John Dramani Mahama has urged respect for results giving him victory in presidential polls after the opposition alleged fraud.

Ghana put to the test with elections

2012-12-07 15:17

Ghanaian voters head to the polls with two main presidential candidates vying to lead a booming economy in a country seeking to live up to its promise as a beacon of democracy in turbulent west Africa.

Ghana's Rawlings family shakes politics

2012-12-03 09:35

Ghana’s ex-first lady has failed to get her name on the ballot for this week’s presidential polls, but has still managed to roil politics and spark endless guessing over her husband Jerry Rawlings' intentions.

Ghana arrests 43 Ivorian 'ex-combatants'

2012-10-15 19:58

Ghana has arrested 43 Ivorians at a refugee camp who are suspected of previously fighting on behalf of the fallen Ivory Coast government of Laurent Gbagbo.

Bail denied for Gbagbo spokesperson

2012-09-06 16:46

A Ghanaian judge has denied bail for the spokesperson for Ivory Coast's ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo and set an extradition case for him for next week following his arrest in that country.

Ghana's Mahama says to support cedi

2012-09-04 17:17

Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama says he has instructed his government to maintain policies targeting reduced inflation and support for the cedi currency.

Mahama named Ghana ruling party boss

2012-07-26 22:04

Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has confirmed newly sworn-in President John Dramani Mahama as its leader.


Ex-minister makes third run for Ghana presidency

2014-10-19 10:56

Ghana's main opposition party has nominated former foreign minister Nana Akufo-Addo as its candidate for president in 2016, giving him his third shot at the west African country's top job.

Ghana cholera outbreak at 'staggering' level

2014-08-15 20:48

A cholera outbreak in Ghana's capital has reached "staggering" levels, an official said Friday, blaming poor sanitation and overcrowded health facilities for the rapid spread of the disease.

Ghana backs down on proposed condom tax

2013-11-20 10:17

Ghana has backed down on a proposed tax on imported condoms after mooting increased levies on foreign-made goods as a way of cutting government debt.

Ghana deports 100 Chinese illegal mining

2013-06-07 13:21

About 100 Chinese citizens arrested in Ghana for illegal mining will be deported next week but they will not face criminal charges, an immigration official says.

Mahama sworn in as president

2013-01-07 14:47

Ghana's John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in as president at a ceremony attended by thousands in the capital but boycotted by the opposition, which has challenged the election results.

Ghana: Court challenge over vote results

2012-12-29 12:01

Ghana's main opposition, alleging electoral fraud, has filed a court challenge to results from presidential polls handing victory to incumbent John Dramani Mahama.

Ghana police raid opposition office

2012-12-12 14:07

Ghana's opposition party says police and soldiers have raided an office where the party is recounting votes to contest the results of last week’s presidential poll.

Ghana opposition discuss way forward

2012-12-10 17:06

Ghana's opposition has met to discuss the election loss and plot their way forward.

Ghana polls: Mahama declared winner

2012-12-10 07:59

Ghanaian incumbent John Dramani Mahama has been declared the winner of closely fought presidential polls, but the opposition has alleged fraud.

Ghana votes in general election

2012-12-07 12:19

Voting has got underway in Ghana, in a general election seen as a test for the country's "model democracy" in the often tumultuous West African region.

Israel to join Ghana mall collapse rescue

2012-11-08 11:41

A team from Israel is expected in Ghana to help search for survivors or victims after the collapse of a six-storey mall, with three deaths confirmed and 51 people rescued alive so far.

Ghana president launches party manifesto

2012-10-04 22:20

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has launched his party's manifesto ahead of December polls that experts say could be the closest ever in the West African nation.

Ghana president to meet I Coast leader

2012-09-05 13:27

Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama is set to visit neighbouring Ivory Coast, which is seeking the extradition of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo’s spokesperson, who was arrested in Accra last month.

Thousands attend funeral for Mills

2012-08-10 17:03

Thousands of mourners including African leaders, dignitaries and ordinary Ghanaians have attended the state funeral of former president John Atta Mills, who died ahead of a re-election bid.

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