Ghana’s banking chaos: a regulatory dilemma

Ghana’s central bank has taken over five banks and merged them into a single entity. It’s part of a process that began a year ago when the Bank of Ghana revoked the operating licences of two prominent local banks, Capital Bank and UT Bank. In this blog, I explain with Patrick Tettey Odetsi – a prominent financial analyst – why the sector […]

Ghana’s 2016 Election Results: The Story of a Presidential Petition

After two major setbacks in 2008 and 2012, Ghana’s main opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by Nana Akuffo Addo, secured a resounding electoral victory in the 7 December election against the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by President John Mahama. Results from 271 (out of 275 constituencies) declared by the Electoral […]

What’s at stake in Ghana’s too close to call election?

Pollsters disagree on who will win in a presidential race that has been more about personalities than policy. Ghana’s presidential elections have typically been won by narrow margins, and the upcoming vote looks to be just as close. Credit: Erik Cleves Kristensen. Ghanaians head to the polls tomorrow, on 7 December, to elect a President […]