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

  • Sat - Sep 22, 2018: Ghana Ranks 41st on Global Peace Index - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Public Agenda] As the world marks International Day of Peace on Friday, September, 21, Ghana has moved up six points to rank 41st on this year's Global Peace Index (GPI), while it occupies the fifth position in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Fri - Sep 21, 2018: Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.
  • Fri - Sep 21, 2018: Igniting Public Space At the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [The Conversation Africa] For the past eight years at the end of every August the James Town suburb of Ghana's capital Accra has been taken over by the Chale Wote street art festival. During the festival, thousands of people, including local celebrities, artists, musicians, boxers and everyday revellers, move up and down the streets mostly by foot and at times on roller skates or unicycles.
  • Thu - Sep 20, 2018: NGO Launches Programme to Improve Education - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Agorvie Youth for Sustainable Development (AY4SD), a non-governmental organisation has launched a programme "Build Back Better (BBB)" at Agorvie to inspire the youth to help provide quality education to the pupils in the community.
  • Thu - Sep 20, 2018: Menzgold Extends Suspension of Dividend Payments, Gold Vault Market Services - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The management of Menzgold says it has extended a six-day suspension of its Gold Vault Market services.