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: 27,499,924 (2017)

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

  • Wed - Jan 23, 2019: Vice President Bawumia Attends 2019 World Economic Forum - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Presidency] The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, left Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 for Davos, Switzerland to attend the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meetings.
  • Tue - Jan 22, 2019: Affum Joins Great Olympics On 2-Yr Year Deal - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko forward, Edward Affum has signed for Great Olympics ahead of the Normalisation Committee's special competition. The 29 year old inked a two year deal with the "Dade Boys" and is expected to play a key role in the club's season following the imminent return of football.
  • Tue - Jan 22, 2019: Re-Constituted Board of Governors of Ketascho Inaugurated - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Keta -The re-constituted Board of Governors of the Keta Senior High Technical School (ketascho) has been inaugurated at a ceremony at Keta in the Volta Region last week Thursday.
  • Tue - Jan 22, 2019: Police Swoop On 58 Suspected Criminals At NIMA, Mamobi - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] A total of 58 suspected criminals have been arrested by the police in a swoop at Nima and Mamobi, suburbs of Accra last Thursday.
  • Tue - Jan 22, 2019: President Attends Swearing-in of Madagascar President - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected President of Madagascar, Andry Nirina Rajoelina in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.