Ghana

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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‘In it for the long game’: US sailors factor into diplomatic interests in Africa as China, Russia vie for influence

Stars and Stripes 21 May 2024
The expeditionary sea base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams sails near the coast of Ghana on May 1, 2024 ... contributed an additional $6 million in equipment for maritime projects last year ... ambassador to Ghana, said while speaking at the African Maritime Forces Summit in Accra last month....
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Maritime crimes major obstacle to rapid economic development

Business Ghana 16 May 2024
Organised maritime crimes ... Participating countries include Ivory Coast, Niger, Togo and Ghana who were taken through areas of maritime insecurity by renowned experts from maritime industry, defense and security, shipping and fishing industry, and academia and research institutions....
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Ghanian student chooses China to realize dream of green development

China Daily 15 May 2024
"My primary objective is to formulate viable pathways for the world to transition away from the use of polluting fossil fuels and eventually help realize our climate goals," said Ampah, a doctoral candidate from Ghana who is studying at Tianjin University ... I think it really helps cultivate the talent needed for Ghana's development," he said....
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GPHA workers join other maritime sector agencies to mark May day

B & FT Online 13 May 2024
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) together with other key stakeholders of the Maritime sector were duly represented in the 2024 May day celebration ... The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Meridian Ports Services, Ghana Shippers Authority, Ghana Standard Authority, ......
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Module 8 of SWAIMS project to address complexities of safety and security in marine space

B & FT Online 13 May 2024
... Maritime University ... The module 8 which seeks to address complexities of safety and security in the marine space had participants from the Navy, Maritime administration, Port authority, Marine police and even judges drawn from countries like Ghana, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire and Niger....
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Maritime sector said to need attention to ensure a vibrant economy

Ghana Business News 13 May 2024
Dr Jethro Wilbert Brooks Jnr, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Regional Maritime University (RMU), says maintaining a vibrant national economy requires attention to the maritime sector. He said stakeholders needed to coordinate and communicate in ways that promoted maritime security and governance ...Maritime Affairs and Security.”....
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JOINT Custims Consultative Committee meeting held

B & FT Online 13 May 2024
JCCC is made up of representatives from key stakeholder groups in the maritime sector such as, Customs division of GRA, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Ghana Link Network Services, Meridian Port Services, Council of Freight Forwarders Associations, Ghana Standard Authority, the Food and Drugs Authority among other agencies....
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Empowering women in maritime security is non-negotiable – Air Cdre Akrong

Business Ghana 13 May 2024
The initiative aims to promote gender equality and advance peace and security in the maritime domain across countries along the Gulf of Guinea, including Ghana, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Nigeria, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Liberia ... The KAIPTC delegation engaged with key stakeholders across Liberia's maritime governance domain....
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From Ghana to China, a young researcher's quest for greener world

Beijing News 08 May 2024
"My primary objective is to formulate viable pathways for the world to transition away from polluting fossil fuels and eventually help to realize our climate goals," said Ampah, a doctoral candidate from the Republic of Ghana, studying at Tianjin University in north China's Tianjin Municipality....
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Across China: From Ghana to China, a young researcher's quest for greener world

Xinhua 07 May 2024
"My primary objective is to formulate viable pathways for the world to transition away from polluting fossil fuels and eventually help to realize our climate goals," said Ampah, a doctoral candidate from the Republic of Ghana, studying at Tianjin University in north China's Tianjin Municipality....
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Ghana hosts Africa maritime security symposium

Business Ghana 04 May 2024
Ghana is hosting the African Maritime Forces Summit (AFMS) and the Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa (NILS-A) to increase cooperation and synergy in dealing with maritime threats in the region ... Madam Virginia Palmer, US Ambassador to Ghana, told media at a press conference ......
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US reassures Ghana Navy of its commitment

Business Ghana 03 May 2024
The United States of America has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the Ghana Navy in safeguarding the country’s coastline and offshore activities in its efforts to protect both national and international borders, emphasizing the critical role of coast guard activities....
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US says it will return to Chad for talks to keep troops in the country

Arab Times 02 May 2024
(AP). ACCRA, Ghana, May 2, (AP) ... US Marine Corps Gen Michael Langley, the commander of US Africa Command, made the comments to reporters in Ghana at the second annual African Maritime Forces Summit, or AMFS ... Government officials in Chad couldn’t immediately be reached for comment ... .......

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