Ghana


Ghana puts nine 'coup plotters' on trial for treason

2019-10-10 18:22

Ghana has charged nine people with treason for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government, in a rare case for one of west Africa's most stable democracies.

A R25bn horror as Ghana's investors can’t get their savings

2019-08-20 20:05

As much as 5 billion cedis is tied up in unlisted bonds, direct private-equity stakes and other deals with small- and medium-sized businesses, according to the SEC.

Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians

2019-06-13 05:42

Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government says, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week.

Female lorry drivers change gears in Ghana

2019-05-02 11:38

Rumbling along the rutted roads of Ghana at the wheel of her giant truck, Abigail Asumadu-Amoah turns heads but keeps her focus.

Local footwear industry seeking to make a dent in Ghanaian market

2019-03-24 18:00

In a bid to attract more foreign direct investment, about 30 SA business people will be travelling to Ghana this week in search of trade and investment opportunities.

Ghana seeks $750m loan from StanChart, Standard Bank

2019-03-10 09:02

Ghana is in talks with Standard Chartered and Standard Bank Group for a bridge loan of $750m and will repay the facility with the proceeds of a Eurobond sale.

Ghana media: 6 arrested in journalist's killing

2019-02-08 16:23

Ghana media say six people arrested in connection with last month's killing of an undercover journalist who exposed corrupt FIFA official

UPDATE: 3 more miners die in Ghana accident, bringing toll to 16

2019-01-24 13:49

A hospital official in Ghana says three more miners have died after inhaling smoke from a blast they detonated, bringing the death toll to 16.

Top Africa stories: Zim president returns home, Ramaphosa

2019-01-23 08:12

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned home in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighbouring Zimbabwe.

Slain Ghanaian journalist hailed as 'national hero' at funeral

2019-01-19 07:43

Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Husein, who helped expose corruption in African football, has been hailed a "national hero", as his friends and family gathered for his funeral.

 

R45bn in bailouts later, Ghana power deals risk new debt headache

2019-09-19 08:31

After issuing more than 17 billion cedis (around R45bn) in bonds over the past two years to bail out banks and repay energy arrears, Ghana faces a new debt risk.

SA student Wandile Msomi wins excellence award at Africa diplomacy conference

2019-07-25 06:45

In the age of keyboard rage and populist loudhailers, university student Wandile Msomi has been quietly honing his diplomacy skills to show there is another way - through the subtle art of debate.

Ghana arrests 20 in separatist crackdown

2019-05-08 22:27

Police in Ghana have arrested at least 20 people accused of preparing to declare an eastern region as an independent country, police say.

How not to handle migration in South Africa: Lessons from West Africa

2019-04-02 14:57

With the ANC and DA entering the sensitive migration issue via an election campaign, there is a very real danger that the situation might one day spiral out beyond their control, writes Mukoni Ratshitanga.

At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision

2019-03-22 14:30

At least 60 people have been killed in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Ghana, police said.

Dozens attend memorial for slain Ghana journalist

2019-02-09 12:39

Dozens of people have gathered in Ghana's capital to pay tribute to an investigative journalist who was killed after helping to expose corruption in African football.

AngloGold Ashanti returning to Ghana mining town under a fairer deal, says president

2019-02-08 14:45

The town of Obuasi in Ghana is said to be the site of the richest Anglo Gold Ashanti gold mine in the world, but it looks nothing like a town where a multinational company has invested hundreds of millions, says Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo.

13 miners die in Ghana after blast, regional official says

2019-01-24 07:30

A regional official in Ghana says 13 miners have died after inhaling smoke from a blast they detonated.

Ghana police quiz lawmaker after reporter's death

2019-01-22 14:58

A Ghanaian politician who promised to pay anyone who attacked an undercover reporter has been questioned as part of the investigation into his death, police have announced.

Investigative journalist murdered in Ghana

2019-01-17 18:33

A Ghanaian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in the capital Accra, police have said.

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