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Polar opposites: Where Malaysia wins, Africa fails. Knowledge economy.

2016-09-22 19:36

An analyst tracks the development of Malaysia and Ghana, countries that share independence dates, and suggests why one is in a far superior position to the other.

Ghana could be Africa's number four oil producer by 2020 -report

2016-09-22 10:12

Ghana could become the fourth biggest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 once two new offshore fields come on stream, to push total output above 240 000 barrels per day.

Ghanaian women look to drive stereotypes off the road

2016-09-11 08:49

Faith Lawson carefully backs a large silver pick-up truck through cones placed on the red soil of a military camp in Ghana's capital, Accra.

3 offshore fields in Ghana to produce first oil

2016-08-12 19:02

The director of an oil project in Ghana says that three offshore fields are expected to produce their first oil soon.

Ghana lawmakers back bill, breach IMF deal

2016-08-03 17:30

Ghana's parliament has overwhelmingly rejected a core condition of a $918m IMF aid deal meant to fix an economy dogged by high public debt.

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.

Ghanaian companies in bind over borrowing

2016-07-14 19:55

Ghanaian companies needing cash are caught in a dilemma and are turning to the stock market to raise record amounts of capital as they try to reduce debt.

Nine dead in Eid party stampede in Ghana

2016-07-07 14:54

Nine people have been killed in a stampede at a party in central Ghana to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a public official says.

Developing countries fuel west Africa as cocaine hub

2016-06-24 07:38

Developing markets are fuelling an increase in cocaine trafficking through west Africa, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says in a new report.

AU, editors meet to formulate ways of telling the 'African story'

2016-06-20 12:04

Editors drawn from various media houses across the continent have committed to play their part in the development of Africa through objective reporting and analysis of the African Union’s work through Agenda 2063.

 

Ghana: Call to remove Gandhi statue over 'racist views'

2016-09-22 15:53

A group of Ghanaian academics, students and artists is calling for the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus, saying the leader of India's independence movement was racist towards black people.

Ghana's president Mahama outlines re-election manifesto

2016-09-18 16:05

Ghana's president John Mahama has announced his re-election manifesto, promising his economic growth and more jobs ahead of December polls.

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.

Ghana pulls planned $500m Eurobond issue

2016-08-04 15:45

Ghana will not go ahead with a $500m Eurobond issue with investors saying it had likely balked at the higher yields fund managers had demanded.

Ghana’s plan to sell Eurobonds starts to unravel

2016-08-03 14:24

As Ghana markets its fifth sale of dollar securities in nine years, its bonds are faltering as investors fret about the government’s commitment to fiscal targets.

Ghana bond yields rise most in 6 weeks

2016-07-26 19:00

Ghana’s bonds have surged the most in six weeks after the finance minister said the country will increase spending even as a budget deficit widens to lower revenues.

11 000 Ivorian refugees in Ghana afraid to go home

2016-07-13 07:12

Five years after the return of peace to Ivory Coast, 11 000 Ivorian refugees living in Ghana are still afraid to go home despite an upbeat economic climate.

Ghana cuts growth forecast to 3.2%

2016-07-04 15:16

Ghana cut its economic growth forecast for 2016 to less than last year’s level, the lowest in 20 years,as the country reduced its targets for oil and gold production.

Ghana’s school feeding scheme is slowly changing children’s lives

2016-06-23 11:37

A school feeding programme introduced by the Ghanaian government more than a decade ago has reached millions of children – and it’s been proved to keep them in school far longer than their hungry peers.

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.

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