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: 29,340.248 (2020)

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

  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Anti-Gay Bill Seeks Prison Terms for LGBT+ People in Ghana - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] A new draft law in the West African nation proposes jail time for those who identify as LGBT+, and for anyone who offers assistance to the LGBT+ community.
  • Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Tobias Opposes Ghana Defeat - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Namibian] DEPOSED WBO Africa featherweight champion Sebastianus Natanael must get a rematch pronto, says his promoter, Nestor Tobias, but former holder Sakaria Lukas wants a piece of the action first.
  • Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Angola, Ghana Committed to Agriculture and Mining Industry - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [ANGOP] Accra -- Angola and Ghana are committed to strengthening cooperation in transport, mining, agriculture, training and education and defence field.
  • Mon - Aug 2, 2021: Nigeria, Ghana Navies Strengthen Ties Over Security Threats, Train 19 - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [This Day] When the Nigerian Navy (NN) concluded the Basic Operating Capability (BOC), it was not only to cover all facets of security threats facing the nation today, but to also strengthen the existing military cooperation between the NN and the Ghana Navy (GN).
  • Mon - Aug 2, 2021: 'Africa Must Build Robust Financial Compliance Systems Against Financial Crime' - President Akufo-Addo - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that for Africa to be able to transform herself, and become the epitome of economic empowerment and self-reliance, she needs to have the wherewithal to be able to protect and optimise the resources at her disposal.