Ghana president says 'inherited' debts from predecessor

2017-02-21 18:01

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has inherited an economy reeling from huge fiscal deficits, rising inflation and high unemployment despite an IMF programme designed to stimulate growth.

British FM hails new Gambia leader, vows stronger ties

2017-02-15 13:30

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has visited The Gambia, where he hailed the arrival of a new government and its bid to rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies.

Newly formed Arise makes two African banking investments

2017-02-14 17:35

Newly formed investment company Arise has recently made two investments into Africa's banking sector, one in Ghana and one in Uganda.

Regional military force in Gambia being reduced to 500

2017-02-10 17:30

Authorities say the West African regional military force that has been securing Gambia during its political transition is being reduced to 500 troops.

Most of our cars are missing, says Ghana's presidency

2017-02-09 16:18

Ghana's new government has set up a special task force to track down more than 200 missing vehicles that should have been handed back when President Nana Akufo-Addo took office.

Cameroon stun Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

2017-02-03 07:25

Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.

Ghana MPs push for probe into bribery claims

2017-01-30 15:30

Lawmakers in Ghana have called for an investigation into claims that a minister in new President Nana Akufo-Addo's government bribed the committee vetting his candidacy.

Beacon of African hope

2017-01-29 06:09

The peaceful transition of Ghana’s government is a reminder of the leadership void South Africans have been tolerating for years.

Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadline to quit

2017-01-20 17:14

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea.

UN to vote on backing Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 14:59

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution endorsing the West African bloc Ecowas in its efforts to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia, diplomats say.


At least 14 students hospitalised, 48 held in clashes with police

2017-02-15 15:00

At least 14 students at the Kumasi Technical Institute in the Ashanti Region in Ghana have reportedly been hospitalised, while 48 others have been arrested following clashes with police.

Gambia to welcome British FM for first time since independence

2017-02-14 21:54

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth.

Man, 28, brutally flogs pregnant wife, 20, to death over housekeeping money

2017-02-12 16:29

A Ghanaian farmer, 28, brutally killed his 20-year-old pregnant wife after she demanded money for her upkeep, a report says.

Most of our cars are missing - Ghana's presidency

2017-02-10 12:33

Ghana's new government has set up a special task force to track down more than 200 missing vehicles that should have been handed back when President Nana Akufo-Addo took office.

Tribunal hears maritime dispute between Ghana and I Coast

2017-02-06 18:02

An international tribunal has began hearing arguments in a dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast over a contested maritime boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields.

Man,37, hacked to death, left with intestines 'gushing out'

2017-01-31 16:36

A 37-year-old man was reportedly hacked to death by unknown assailants while taking a nap at his home in Ghana's Volta region. He was left with his intestines "gushing out".

Morocco says more African states back bid to rejoin AU

2017-01-29 19:02

Morocco has obtained the "unconditional support" of 42 members of the 54-strong African Union to rejoin the bloc at a summit which opens Monday, a senior Moroccan diplomat said.

Ghana may cut rate for second meeting as inflation slows

2017-01-23 15:16

Ghana’s reserve bank is likely to cut its benchmark interest rate for a second straight meeting after consumer prices rose at the slowest pace since July 2014.

UN Security Council unanimously backs Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 22:07

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed Ecowas efforts to ensure Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

West African bloc vows Gambia intervention at midnight

2017-01-18 22:31

A military commander with West Africa's regional bloc says its forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution is found to Gambia's political crisis before then.

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