Ghana's upstream petroleum sector is going through a tricky patch. American giant ExxonMobil's unexpected exit from the sector has only ramped ... up anxiety. And it is not just Exxon: TotalEnergies is also actively moving away from crude in Nigeria. Ghana will need to aggressively tackle many challenges while quickly repositioning itself in the face of a global energy transition.
After attending the Paris summit on Africa’s economic recovery, Niger’s Mohamed Bazoum, Togo’s Faure Gnassingbé and Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo ... took advantage of their trip to make separate visits to Brussels. They discussed security, trade and aid; including the delicate transition in Chad after the death of President Idriss Déby.
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Although Ghana is highly respected for its press freedom credentials globally, the rights of its journalists have often been abused. In the last ... decade, the number of reported cases of torture and abuse of journalists by Ghanaian security agencies have increased significantly and the lack of prosecution or sanctions against errant officers is believed to have made the situation a worsening epidemic.
Barely four months after winning the presidential elections of December 2020 for a second term, 'apolitical' activists are challenging President ... Nana Akufo-Addo's government on its commitment to improving the lives of citizens, due the recent imposition of new taxes and high levels of unemployment.
Perseus Mining CEO Jeff Quartermaine will fly from Australia to the Côte d’Ivoire next week hoping to persuade the country’s new minister ... for mines Thomas Camara to fast-track a license to exploit gold reserves at Fimbiasso.
The Ghanaian government is hoping to invigorate its fight against official corruption by pushing forward a new candidate for the 3-year-old Office ... of the Special Prosecutor after the unexpected resignation of the office's first Special Prosecutor in November 2020 -- Kissi Agyebeng.
For a government that won power on the back of a strong anti-corruption campaign, but then faced a barrage of public criticism over opaque deals, this is a fresh chance to prove its credentials. Not everyone is convinced.