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Oil curse hits Ghana as hard times hit Accra

“It’s clear that Ghana did fall prey to the oil curse in the sense of the expectation that oil money was going to solve all its problems,” Philippe de Pontet, Africa director at Eurasia Group, said from Washington. “That had a perverse impact on government planning, spending and behaviors.”

Man arrested after taking ‘weapon’ into Ghanaian president’s church

"He was escorted out by security personnel and, following a search, the weapon was found," the statement said. It did not provide other details about the suspect or the weapon that was allegedly found.

Racism against Ghanaian footballer: FIFA queries Russia FA

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union to explain the latest high-profile incident of racism that saw a Ghanaian...

Ghana’s parliament plunged into darkness as energy crisis hits home

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's parliament was thrown into darkness by a power outage on Wednesday, leading to jeers from the opposition as MPs flipped...

Russian FA reject Ghanaian international, Frimpong’s, complaint of racist abuse

By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Allegations by Ufa's Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong that he was racially abused by Spartak Moscow supporters have been rejected,...

Ghana revises 2015 economic growth, budget deficit

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana has revised its 2015 budget deficit target to 7.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) from 6.5 percent previously and...

Ghana wants to issue bigger $1.5bn Eurobond – minister

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana wants to issue a Eurobond of up to $1.5 billion - higher than an originally planned $1 billion - by...

Ghana’s ruling party reclaims parliamentary seat in by-election

By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's ruling party reclaimed a parliamentary seat from the main opposition on Tuesday in a closely contested by-election seen...

‘IMF’s $918m aid programme with Ghana is on track’

ACCRA (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's $918 million aid programme with Ghana is on track and the government has met almost all performance...

Angry Ghanaians kick as Govt demolishes hundreds of homes in Accra...

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Bulldozers razed hundreds of homes and businesses in the poor Sodom and Gomorrah neighbourhood of Ghana's capital on...

Photos from the deadly flood, blast that killed 150 people in...

(AFP) Flooding in Ghana's capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 150...

Power cuts, weak cedi push Ghana producer inflation in April

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's annual producer price inflation (PPI) rose to 19.5 percent in April from a revised 19.2 percent year-on-year the month before,...

Ghana’s movie stars lead protest march against power cuts

By FRANCIS KOKUTSE ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's movie stars have joined blue-collar workers in demonstrations against power cuts, marching through the streets of the...

Ivory Coast wins round one against Ghana in oil drilling dispute

Frankfurt (AFP) - An international tribunal on Saturday ordered Ghana not to carry out any new oil drilling activities in waters disputed with Ivory...

Billions at risk for Ghana, oil firms from ocean boundary ruling

By Emma Farge and Matthew Mpoke Bigg DAKAR/ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's decision to seek arbitration in a dispute with Ivory Coast over an oil-rich basin...

Match-fixing: Ghana Football Association invites Police

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Ghana's football association says it called in police after being linked to match-fixing in a British media undercover sting. The...

Once a model for Africa, Ghana’s economy loses its shine

  By Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Kwasi Kpodo (Reuters) - Rising bond yields, mounting inflation and a weakening currency have taken the shine off Ghana, a...

Ghana set to issue Forest Law Governance licences

  (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- Ghana is set to become the first country in the world to issue the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licences...

Ghana: Between a well-fed slave and the hungry free man

By Peter Osei-Adjei When it comes to arguments concerning some prominent statesmen in Africa such as the late Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, the late...

Ghana eyes $8.3bn from tourism by 2027 … inaugurates “Explore...

Ghana is poised to earn $8.3 billion from the tourism sector by 2027 on the back of an estimated 4.3 million international tourist arrivals,...

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