Ghana: Can John Mahama return to the presidency?
20 May 2023 | 11:28 am
John Mahama — who served as Ghana's president between 2013-2017 — is running for the top job in 2024. His longtime rival, Nana Akufo-Addo, won’t contest next year's vote, which could increase Mahama’s chances of winning.
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Ghana has reached a "staff-level" agreement with the IMF for a three-year, $3 bln loan program and, according to its finance minister, expects IMF board approval "early next year".
In Ghana’s Upper West region, a small startup is mounting solar-powered and cost-effective mini-grids across light-poor communities. It also distributes rechargeable solar lamps to its members.
Ghana has doubled its efforts to achieve universal health coverage by encouraging online registration with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Ghanaians can now register for NHIS via a mobile app at their convenience.
A center-right former foreign minister and a diplomat backed by a left-wing party go head-to-head in a runoff election this weekend after no candidate secured a majority in the first round of voting on February 5.
Ghana winger Christian Atsu's remains arrived in Accra on Sunday (February 19) a day after it was announced he had been found dead under the building where he lived in southern Turkey after last week's huge earthquake.
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The German Minister labour, Hubertus Heil and his colleague for Development Cooperation, Svenja Schulze, are visiting Ghana as part of their tour that would take them to neighboring Ivory Coast as well. Key on their agenda is pushing for better cooperation between Germany and Africa. Hubertus Heil has been talking to DW about the visit and upcoming migration reforms in Germany targeted at Africa.
Ghana’s military has come under criticisms after carrying out a swoop in a community where one of its officers was stabbed to death. Soldiers unleashed mayhem, brutalizing many residents of Ashaiman, a suburb of the capital Accra.The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) command said it sanctioned the operation and has apologized for the excesses that took place.
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Ghana is expanding its national malaria vaccine immunization program to ensure that the shots reach thousands of children at high risk of malaria. The program is coordinated by the World Health Organization with support from NGOs and other stakeholders.
The African Games, scheduled to take place in Ghana this year, have now been postponed. This follows economic pressures, delays in preparations and acrimony among key stakeholders. The games are now set to take place in 2024.
The West African nation is facing one of its worst economic crises in decades. Soaring inflation is compounding the sufferings of many Ghanaians who now have to dig deeper into their pockets to afford essential goods.
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