Coordinates: 8°N 2°W / 8°N 2°W / 8; -2

Ghana (i/ˈɡɑːnə/), officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2, Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" in Mande.

The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for millennia, with the first permanent state dating back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. In 1957, it became the first sub-saharan African nation to declare independence from European colonisation.

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Importers and Exporters call for regulation on stevedoring charges

Business Ghana 07 Feb 2024
The Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana are appealing to the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) and the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) to regulate stevedoring charges by shipping lines in the country ... Mr Awingobit asked the Ministry of Transport to amend the Ghana Shippers ......

Ghanaians said to actively assist foreigners to register fishing businesses

Ghana Business News 06 Feb 2024
The Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS) has condemned Ghanaians assisting foreigners to ... It recommended that the Fisheries Commission (FC), and the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) institute measures that truly revealed the beneficial ownership of the industrial sector....

Coface Country and Sector Risk Barometer – Q4 2023: 2024, a pivotal year

Hastings Tribune 06 Feb 2024
Global growth still bending but not breaking (yet) ... Inflation and interest rates ... Some countries are already in default or near default, such as Sri Lanka, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Pakistan, and Laos. Escalating tensions in the Red Sea, the cost of maritime transport soars. Instability in the Red Sea region is a major threat to maritime traffic ... ....

Eco-friendly boats and canoes: Gov’t urged to support industry

B & FT Online 02 Feb 2024
... demand in fibreglass for the mass production of boats and canoes in Ghana ... George Obeng believe that when supported, the fibreglass production industry can become one that can promote Ghana’s maritime sector while providing employment opportunities for the nation’s teeming youth....