Ghana

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INFORMATION

Capital: AccraGovernment: Constitutional Democracy

Current President: Nana Akufo-Addo

Economy:

  • Has an abundance of natural resources.
  • Agriculture accounts for roughly one-quarter of GDP and employs more than half of the workforce.
  • Services sector accounts for 50% GDP.
  • Gold and cocoa are major sources of foreign exchange.

Population: 29,340.248 (2020)

Land Size: 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Akan: 45.3%
  • Mole-Dagbon: 15.2%
  • Ewe: 11.7%
  • Ga-Dangme: 7.3%
  • Guan: 4%
  • Gurma: 3.6%
  • Grusi: 2.6%
  • Mande-Busanga: 1%
  • Other tribes: 1.4%
Religions:

  • Christian: 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic: 24.1%, Protestant: 18.6%, Catholic: 15.1%, Other: 11%)
  • Muslim: 15.9%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 8.5%
  • Other: 0.7%
  • None: 6.1%

Language(s):

  • Asante: 14.8%
  • Ewe: 12.7%
  • Fante: 9.9%
  • Boron (Brong): 4.6%
  • Dagomba: 4.3%
  • Dangme: 4.3%
  • Dagarte (Dagaba): 3.7%
  • Akyem: 3.4%
  • Ga: 3.4%
  • Akuapem: 2.9%
  • Other (includes English (official)): 36.1%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Mobile Phone App to Support Fight Against Illegal Fishing Launched - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Cape Coast -- A new mobile phone application (App) that seeks to support the fight against illegal fishing activities in the country, has been launched in Cape Coast, in the Central Region
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: 4 in Trouble for Stealing Excavator Parts - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Four persons have been granted bail in the sum of GH¢5,000 each with two sureties each by the Enchi District Magistrate court for allegedly stealing excavator parts valued GH¢20,000.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: 3 Granted Gh¢1.6 Million Bail for Allegedly Conspiring to Steal Gold - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Three persons, including a Burkinabe, were yesterday granted GH¢1.6 million bail for allegedly conspiring to steal 100kg of gold valued at $5.8 million.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Driver's Mate in Court for Defiling Girl - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] A driver's mate, who allegedly had sexual intercourse with a girl under age 16 in her father's room, has appeared before the Accra circuit court, on Wednesday charged with defilement.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: 2 Arrested for Attempting to Rob 'Okada' Rider of Motorcycle - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Two persons who, allegedly attempted to rob a commercial motor rider "okada" of his motorcycle has been arrested by the police at Ashalaja, in Accra.