Post-election vigilante violence flares in Ghana

2017-04-12 12:28

Ghanaians were horrified when members of a vigilante group loosely affiliated with the ruling party stormed a court to free 13 members standing trial for assault late last week.

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.

Ghana president, facing possible upset, says respects result

2016-12-09 18:00

Ghana's president says he will respect the election results as local media predict his challenger, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, has won on his third run for the office.

Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote

2016-12-07 11:33

Voters in Ghana are casting ballots in presidential and legislative elections despite widespread concerns over the credibility of the country's electoral commission.

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 seeks new dawn for struggling power sector

2017-03-29 19:03

Ghana's new government is looking to fix a crippling power crisis with a complete overhaul of its deficit-ridden energy sector including a boost for solar energy.

Akufo-Addo to be sworn in as Ghana's new president

2017-01-07 07:00

Nana Akufo-Addo is set to to be sworn in as Ghana's new president after beating incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama in elections last month.

Top Africa News: Ghana, Zim, Sudan

2016-12-08 18:11

Ghana's president John Mahama says he stands a "very good" chance of winning the presidential poll, and Zim central bank says it is about to "drip-feed" another seven million US worth of bond notes into circulation.

Key dates in Ghana

2016-12-07 08:23

As Ghana is expected to hold presidential elections on December 7, here are key dates since independence:

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.

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