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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Danish Ambassador happy with maritime Special Forces cooperation

Business Ghana 19 Sep 2023
Tom Norring, the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, has expressed satisfaction about a well-functioning cooperation on maritime Special Forces between Ghana and Denmark ... He commended the Ghana Navy and the SBS, an elite special forces unit in the Navy to combat piracy, trafficking, and others for a functioning cooperation between the two countries....

Ghana commissions two Boundary Class Ships to fight piracy

SAFETY4SEA 18 Sep 2023
In particular, the C-in-C also commissioned two Defender Class Boats, GNS FAIDOO and GNS AMOAMA, a Ghana Navy Landing Craft named NAVDOCK 1 and an Oil Spill Response Vessel, MV ESTHER AFUA OCLOO for the Ghana Maritime Authority ... He applauded the Ghana Navy for their effort in ......

Danish Ambassador expresses satisfaction with Ghana, Denmark maritime Special Forces cooperation

Ghana Business News 17 Sep 2023
Tom Norring – Danish Ambassador to Ghana. Mr Tom Norring, the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, has expressed satisfaction about a well-functioning cooperation on maritime Special Forces between Ghana and Denmark ... “It satisfies me to see the continued well-functioning cooperation between our countries on the maritime Special Forces....

Ghana Commissions Two Donated USCG Cutters to Fight Piracy, Illegal Fishing

The Maritime Executive 16 Sep 2023
After a significant decline in piracy incidents over the last two years, the Gulf of Guinea is witnessing an increase in piracy including activities further offshore and moving into new areas such as the coast of Ghana and neighboring Cote d’Ivoire ... The vessels arrived in Ghana in June and were commissioned last week (Ghana Navy)....

NPP endorses parliamentary candidates in Upper East, Tema East

Business Ghana 15 Sep 2023
The candidates for the Upper East Region are the Chief Executive of the Ghana National Food Buffer Stock Company, Alhaji Hanan Abdul-Wahab, for the Pusiga constituency; Mathew Silas Amoah for Bolgatanga East and the Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Thomas Kofi Alonsi, for Builsa North ... Upper East ... Tema East ...  Confidence ... ....

President Akufo-Addo commissions six new vessels into Ghana Navy Fleet  

Ghana Business News 10 Sep 2023
President Akufo-Addo noted that, “I am aware of the enormous responsibility on the Navy in seeing to it that the maritime spaces of Ghana are safe and secured ... results in the maritime domain saying; Ghana had not recorded any attacks or kidnappings on ships in the last two years....

Medical Tourism Key Attraction of 19th Akwaaba African Travel Market

This Day 07 Sep 2023
Ghana’s medical services offer exceptional value for money ... The Council consists of major hospitals in Ghana, including the International Maritime Hospital (IMaH), the Bank Hospital, the University of Ghana Medical Centre Ltd (UGMC) LuccaHealth, Britannia Medical Health Center Jubail Specialist Hospital and the Bethel Dental Clinic....