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

  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Life After Presidency - the John Mahama Way - AllAfrica News: Ghana
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  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Police Release Photo of Woman Missing On Table Mountain - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [News24Wire] Western Cape police on Thursday released a photo of a 50-year-old Ghanaian woman who went missing on Table Mountain on Human Rights Day.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Ecowas Satellite to Monitor Fisheries Resources - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Star] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commissioned an earth observation data receiving satellite in Accra as part of measures to ensure sustainable use of fisheries resources in the sub-region.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: London Terror Sparks Call For Better MP Protection - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Star] The terror attack at the British Parliament on Wednesday, has seen some Members of Ghana's Parliament revive the debate of the security of Ghana's legislature, with the Chairman of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Patrick Boamah, saying MPs are vulnerable in chamber.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: Musician Slaps Presenter - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Star] What started as an exciting interview turned sour when a musician in Wa Imoro Ayaana lost his cool and slapped a radio presenter Derrick Gandaah of Sungmaale radio in Wa.