Small-scale mining forms an important sector of Ghana’s economy, employing one million people directly and supporting the livelihoods of about ... 4.5 million people. The industry accounts for 35% of the country’s total gold production.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo is contesting the 2020 presidential elections against a backdrop of a fragile banking sector. While reforms ... have been undertaken, including moves to tackle corruption, they have not met all expectations.
The security situation in the Sahel is worsening. The region has experienced a massive spike in deadly violence in the first half of the year, ... and militant groups continue their expansion southward, now threatening coastal West Africa.