Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings is dead

Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings is dead. He was 73.President Nana Akufo-Addo announced his passing in a statement on Thursday, saying "a great tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for this loss.""The tragic event occurred at 10:10...

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo elected as new chairman of ECOWAS, a regional body of 15 countries in West Africa

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional political and economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa.Collectively, these countries have...

Ghana to reopen international air borders from September 1

Ghana will reopen its international air borders on September 1, six months after closing them in March to curb the spread of the coronavirusSpeaking to the nation on Sunday, President Nana Akufo-Addo said Land and sea borders will remain...

Africa’s economic transformation will not come from aid but trade says Ghanaian president

At a ceremony on Monday to commission the permanent secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU Commission, reiterated the importance of the body to the...

11 human rights groups call for justice for 44 Ghanaians, 9 Nigerians, 2 Togolese, 1 Gambian and 1 Ivorian massacred in Gambia and Senegal...

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn the full truth and obtain justice concerning the massacre, 11 human rights organizations said on Tuesday. Amid growing evidence that the...

African Development Bank forecasts economic tumult for West Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19. Growth to shrink by 2 percent

Economic growth in West Africa, which was poised to expand by 4.0 percent in 2020, following growth of 3.6 percent in 2019, is now projected to contract by -2.0 percent in 2020, and could fall by as much as...

President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo goes into COVID-19 self-isolation

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo is going into self isolation for 14 days after a person in his close circle tested positive for coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Saturday without identifying the person involved."He has,...

Ghana to rebuild demolished building at Nigerian embassy in Accra

The government of Ghana will rebuild the demolished building belonging to the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana, the Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila announced on Friday.According to Gbajabiamila, the Ghanaian government has also promised...

$200 million loan disbursed to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer.The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on...

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana calls President Buhari, apologizes over demolition of Nigerian High Commission in Accra

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana Tuesday spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing his sincere apology for demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.In a telephone call, the Ghanaian leader told President Buhari...

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