The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa and shares a border with Togo, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana is considered one of Africa’s most stable democracies and was the first sub-Saharan nation to break free from colonial rule.
Ghana consistently ranks in the top three countries in Africa for freedom of speech and press freedom, with strong broadcast media in particular and radio the medium with the greatest reach. Cocoa, gold and more recently oil are the economic drivers of the economy.
President: Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Population: 25.6 million
Religion: Islam, Christianity
Languages: English, Akan, Ewe