Ghana presidential candidate promises inclusive govt - report

2016-10-10 17:31

Ghana's opposition APC party presidential candidate Hassan Ayariga has promised to establish an all-inclusive government that he claims would be equipped to handle the social problems of the country, a report says.

Floods leave 10 dead in Ghana

2016-06-16 17:23

Widespread downpours in Ghana have caused widespread flooding and at least 10 people have died in the deluge with more rain expected.

Ghana's Mahama endorsed for 2nd term election bid

2015-11-23 12:31

Ghana’s governing National Democratic Congress has voted overwhelmingly to endorse President John Dramani Mahama’s bid for a second term of office at elections next year.

Ghana backs down on proposed condom tax

2015-07-24 08:05

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.

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.


Ghana jails radio presenter, panellists for hate speech

2016-07-28 21:20

Ghana's Supreme Court has jailed a radio presenter and his two panellists for threatening to kill judges who ordered names to be removed from the voters' register ahead of the December general elections.

UK gives stamp of approval to Ghana's democracy

2016-04-21 15:04

Ghana's democracy has matured over the years and no longer needs financial support from us to sustain the solid foundation it has established, the British government says.

Nigeria's Buhari: Forces advancing

2015-09-08 07:34

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says great strides have been made in the fight against Boko Haram, rounding on critics lamenting a lack of progress.

Ghana president calls for unity

2015-06-10 23:39

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has called for national unity as he led a memorial service for more than 150 people killed in a petrol station fire.

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.

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