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: 28,102,471 (2018)

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

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Partial Lockdown Must Be Extended to Check Spread of COVID-19 - Govt Statistician - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Government Statistician has expressed the need for an extension of the partial lockdown (movement of people) to further check the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Togo Renews Collaboration With Ghana to Fight Against COVID-19 - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Honuta Border -The Togolese authorities have renewed their stance to collaborate with Ghana in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in the area of surveillance along the border.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic - A Threat to Sustainable Development Goals - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] In September 2015, the global community under the aegis of the United Nations Organisation(UN), General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a new holistic approach to achieving sustainable development.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: UN Suspends Peacekeeper Deployment Until June 30 - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suspended until June 30 the rotation and deployments of uniformed personnel, including individual officers and already-formed, police and military peacekeeping units, because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, said on Tuesday.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Take Responsibility for Your Life - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] John Rohn, reputed to be America's foremost business philosopher once said: "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself."