Accra

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about three million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large, elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise blocks. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have gone up, including the distinctive boat-shape...

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Ghana's presidential election on 7 December

Presidential candidates sign peace pact ahead of Ghana's elections. Ghana's seven presidential candidates have pledged that their supporters will respect electoral rules and refrain from violence,...
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Supreme Court upholds Ghanaian election

Ghana's Supreme Court has upheld the result of last December's presidential election following a legal challenge by the opposition. The announcement was made amid tight security at the court hous...
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Tension in Ghana ahead of court election verdict

Security will be tight around the Accra court house on 29 August ahead of the supreme court's ruling on the validity of last December's election which saw John Dramani Mahama of the governing National...
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President John Mahama sworn in

Incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) was sworn in as Ghana's president on 7 January, however the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) boycotted the event o...
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Mahama re-elected Ghanaian president

Ghana's incumbent president John Dramani Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been declared the winner of the nation's presidential election, although results are being conte...
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Ghana goes to the polls

Ghanaians prepare to vote As Ghanaians prepare to go to the polls to elect a new president and parliament on 7 December, it looks like it will be a tightly-fought presidential race between incumben...
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Ghana presidential candidates pledge peace

Ghana's eight presidential candidates have pledged to uphold peace and democracy ahead of the country's elections on 7 December, at a ceremony in the southern city of Kumasi. The signing of the his...
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Upcoming presidential elections in Ghana

On 7 December Ghanaians will go to the polls to vote in the country's presidential elections in which incumbent leader John Mahama will seek to retain his seat. Although there are eight election ca...
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Argentina ship still stuck in Ghana

Argentina is investigating Ghana’s seizure of one of its navy ships following a court order obtained by creditors suing Argentina in international courts over its 2002 sovereign debt default.&nb...
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John Atta Mills successor sworn in

Ghana’s president John Atta Mills died suddenly on Tuesday 24 July. He had recently returned from treatment in the United States and was thought to have been suffering from throat cancer. Howeve...
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Australia funds training of Ghana public service

The Australian government is funding a training programme for senior Ghanaian public servants. Titled “Building a Better Workforce” the programme is designed to enhance human resources...
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Britain to train Ghana police

  Britain has provided funding for the training of 16,000 police officers in Ghana ahead of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections on 28 December. The two-week election security tra...
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Ghana introduces biometric voter registration

Ghana is introducing a national programme of biometric voter registration for all Ghanaians over the age of 18, ahead of parliamentary elections in December. The registration process will be condu...
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Statue of Ghana’s first president unveiled at AU headquarters

A statue of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was unveiled in the grounds of the new African Union (AU) building in Addis Ababa on 29 January, ahead of the summit of Heads of State and Governmen...
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Ghana seventh on 2011 Ibrahim Index

Ghana comes seventh for the second year in a row on the annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The 2011 index was released on 10 October. Ahead of Ghana is Mauritius in the number one slot, fo...
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Ghana ranks high on peace list

Ghana is ranked as the third most peaceful country in Africa after Botswana and Malawi, according to the 2011 Global Peace Index published by the Institute of Economics and Peace in the United States....
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Ghana against military action in Ivory Coast

Ghana's president John Atta Mills has said that his country will not send troops to neighbouring Ivory Coast, nor would it take sides in the post-election dispute between incumbent Ivory Coast preside...
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New foreign office complex in Accra

Ghana is to get new premises for the ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration. The new complex will be located on the site of the former International Students Hostel opposite Accra
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Ghanaians demand Right to Information bill

Ghanaians will take to the streets of Accra on 27 January to protest against delays by parliament in approving a right to information (RTI) bill. The demonstration is being organised by the RTI Coa...
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Ghana’s census postponed

The 2010 population and housing census will not be held in March as originally planned although it will still take place this year. No alternative date has been given, but the government has ruled out...