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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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Charting the Course: Beyond Goals-Strengthening Maritime Governance in Ghana

B & FT Online 07 Dec 2023
The marriage of traditional maritime acumen with contemporary technological prowess enhances maritime domain awareness, positioning Ghana at the vanguard of progressive governance ... The maritime future envisioned by Ghana is not merely prosperous, but one that harmoniously coexists with the delicate ecological balance of the oceans....

No North or South on Niger

This Day 04 Dec 2023
Backpage . ... Now, Nigeria has land borders with four countries, namely Benin Republic, Niger Republic, Chad and Cameroun, plus maritime boundaries with Sao Tome and Principe. In the matter of deep historical ties, we can also count Ghana, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, probably also Libya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia among our neighbours ... ....

SAMSA’s 25 Year Anniversary: Section Two

Mail Guardian South Africa 01 Dec 2023
The first of several countries to sign MoUs on seafarers’ certification recognition with South Africa within a short time of the IMO announcement were Ghana and Panama, who did so during the inaugural staging on African soil of the IMO’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event (WMDPE) attended by delegates of its 175 Member States in Durban last year....

Decline in pirate attacks should not let our guards down – Danish Ambassador 

Ghana Business News 28 Nov 2023
Mr Tom Nørring, the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, has rallied stakeholders in the maritime security sector to remain vigilant and alert to pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) in spite of the recent decline in cases in the region ... Mr Thomas Kofi Alansi, Chairman, Ghana ......

Initiative to enhance maritime law enforcement launched in Accra

Business Ghana 28 Nov 2023
Speaking at the launch of the report, the Vice-Chairman of the Ghana National Maritime Security Committee, Commodore (GN) Steve Darbo (retd), who stood in for Thomas Alonsi, the Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, said maritime security in Africa was rapidly ......

Second phase of Tema Port Expansion dubbed “New Era in Ghana’s maritime industry”

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 20 Nov 2023
In a historic moment for Ghana’s maritime landscape, the second phase of ......

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