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: 27,043,093 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: "Africa Must Industrialise So As to Fund & Implement SDGs" - President Akufo-Addo - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that African countries would have to change the structure of their economies, from raw material dependent economies to industrialised, value-added economies if they are to fully finance the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: President Akufo-Addo, 7 Others Hold Talks With President Trump - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with eight other African Heads of State, on Wednesday, 20th September, 2017, at the side-lines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on US-African relations.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Tickets Discounted for Uganda vs Ghana World Cup Qualifier - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Federation of Uganda Football Associations] 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Russia
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: #DrawingWhileBlack - a Celebration of Black Artists By Ghanaian Illustrator Annabelle Hayford - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [This is Africa] The hashtag #DrawingWhileBlack has created a buzz on social media, particularly on Twitter. The organiser, Annabelle Hayford a first generation Ghanaian American wanted to appreciate and celebrate black artists. The artists have come out in droves, sharing drawings which show remarkable talent and finesse.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Dr Bawumia Opens 2017 SOE Policy & Governance Forum - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] As part of the overall drive to reform the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) sector and help them achieve commercial viability, Government is considering the possibility of listing as many SOEs on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).