Ghana election: what you need to know

2016-12-05 17:11

Two old foes are stepping back into the ring to fight in Ghana's hotly contested presidential election on December 7.

African leaders congratulate Donald Trump

2016-11-09 19:32

Several African leaders have congratulated Donald Trump following his victory in the just ended US elections.

Ghana's Mahama cleared of corruption over vehicle gift

2016-09-30 07:50

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has been cleared of corruption over the gift of a car from a construction firm bidding for a lucrative government contract, a report concluded Thursday.

Armed men in military uniform raid Ghana opposition party HQ

2015-11-24 13:50

Armed men in military uniform have raided the headquarters of Ghana’s main opposition party in an attack that raises political tension one year ahead of a presidential election that is likely to be closely fought.

Ghana doctors union to suspend three-week strike

2015-08-22 16:09

Doctors in Ghana will suspend a three-week strike they called to press for better conditions of service, the Ghana Medical Association says.

Ghana's ruling party reclaims parliamentary seat in by-election

2015-07-08 12:29

Ghana’s ruling party has reclaimed a parliamentary seat from the main opposition in a closely contested by-election seen by both parties as a referendum on President John Mahama's rule ahead of a national election in 2016.

West African leaders consider new force to fight Boko Haram

2015-01-17 10:33

West African leaders are considering creating a military force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants and will hold a regional summit next week to discuss the issue.

Ghana avoid SWC boycott

2014-06-24 21:40

Ghana President John Mahama has reportedly intervened in a financial dispute in a bid to avert a boycott of their match against Portugal.

AngloGold's Ghana mine unsustainable

2013-08-20 10:13

The cost structure at AngloGold Ashanti's flagship Ghana gold mine, Obuasi, is unsustainable, CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan says.

Aid pours into Ghana

2013-01-08 22:16

The European Union has disbursed almost €16m to Ghana's government, a day after the West African country ushered in new leadership.


Rastas in Ghana preach peace ahead of presidential vote

2016-12-04 21:32

Ghana is internationally renowned for being a peaceful country on a continent scarred by ethnic clashes, dictators and crime. So what's its secret?

Ghana opposition chief highlights economic 'crisis'

2016-10-10 08:50

Ghana's main opposition leader Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has lambasted the government for 'an economy in crisis" as he released his manifesto ahead of presidential polls in December.

Jailed Ghana radio presenter gets presidential pardon

2016-08-24 05:47

Ghana's President John Mahama has pardoned a radio presenter and two panellists jailed after threatening to kill judges who had ordered the removal of names from the voters' register ahead of December elections.

Ghanaians turn out massively to watch alleged judges bribery video

2015-09-23 11:27

Hundreds of Ghanaians have trooped to Accra to watch alleged acts of bribery involving judges and other judicial service workers captured on video by an investigative journalist.

Ghana opposition demands new electoral register

2015-08-18 21:31

Ghana's main opposition party has asked the electoral commission to create a new voters' register before next year's election.

Ghana's capital cleans up after diasaster

2015-06-05 22:09

Authorities in Ghana have cleared wreckage and braced for more rains, a day after flooding and an explosion at a packed petrol station killed 150 people in the capital.

Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone, Liberia

2014-07-11 12:10

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 cases and 21 deaths between 6-8 July, WHO says.

Zuma: SA, Ghana must create jobs

2013-11-26 20:25

President Jacob Zuma says Ghana plays a key role in South Africa's economy and the two countries must work together to drive job creation.

Ghana must add value to raw products

2013-08-19 20:56

Ghana must learn to process commodities locally rather than depending on exports of raw gold, cocoa and oil products to fuel its fast-growing economy, President John Mahama says.

Zuma meets Ghana president-elect Mahama

2012-12-30 14:00

President Jacob Zuma has met president-elect of Ghana, John Mahama, at Zuma's residence in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal, the presidency says.

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