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Ghana is highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change since the country relies heavily on agriculture for jobs and exports.1 The widespread poverty in Ghana also makes it increasingly difficult for the population to adapt to climate changes.2 Climate change has reportedly manifested itself in severe droughts, which create increased food insecurity.3 The impending climate changes is also predicted to put a significant strain on water resources and limit reforestation efforts.4 It is projected that seawater temperatures will rise in coming years and that this will have negative effect on fisheries.5

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1http://www.encapafrica.org/documents/biofor/Climate%20Change%20Assessment_Ghana_%20FINAL.pdf
2-5 Ibid
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Ghana News

Citifmonline 
Amnesty International Ghana has decried the upsurge of mob attacks, otherwise known as instant justice, which is gaining notoriety in most Ghanaian communities. It noted with grave concern that the situation is steadily endangering human security. See more..
Citifmonline 
Karpowership Ghana Company Limited, has made donations to about 200 Muslim households in the Tema New Town Community, as part of its activities to celebrate this year's Eid-ul-Fitr. The donation included food items such as rice, oil, canned fish and ... See more..
New York Times 
Last year, Ghana signed an agreement with the United States to allow the two detainees, Khalid Mohammed Salih al-Dhuby and Mahmmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef, both citizens of Yemen, to resettle in Ghana. The two were captured by Afghan forces in ... See more..
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Ghanasoccernet.com 
English Premier League sides West Ham United, Swansea City and Leicester City have prevented their Ghanaian players from playing in. See more..
Ghana News Agency 
Accra, June 24, GNA - China is prepared to partner Ghana to undertake a massive transformation of the country, Chinese Vice President, Li Yuanchao, has announced. He said China stood ready to pass on knowledge, expertise and assistance to Ghana to ... See more..
Ghanasoccernet.com 
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he is eyeing a good performance from the Black Stars when they play Mexico and the United States next week. The Black Stars trainer said even though he is keen on getting good results in both matches the most important ... See more..
Ghanasoccernet.com 
Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda may be playing for one of Africa's most celebrated teams, Enyimba but he is leaving no stone unturned as he looks to maintain his form. The Ghana goalie was over looked with fresh faces called up for the games against ... See more..
Citifmonline 
STAR Ghana's Programme Director, Ibrahim-Tankoh Amidu, has advised civil society organisations that want to be political to be very clear about their political ... See more..
Citifmonline 
International Relations Analyst, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, believes government must be resolute in whatever decision it takes on the continuous stay of the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees being hosted by Ghana. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Dr. See more..
Independent 
Accra, Ghana | AFP | Former presidents, lawmakers and senior government officials in Ghana will no longer have special privileges for private travel to the United States, Washington's envoy has said. Until now, such individuals were able to take ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
Area

Total 238,533 sq km
Land 227,533 sq km
Water 11,000 sq km

Climate

tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north
Natural Resources

gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds from January to March; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water

Demographics

Nationality
Ghanaian
Population
25,199,609 (July 2013 est.)
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Ghana's economy has been strengthened by a quarter century of relatively sound management, a competitive business environment, and sustained reductions in poverty levels. Ghana is well endowed with natural resources and agriculture accounts for roughly one-quarter of GDP and employs more than half of the workforce, mainly small landholders. The services sector accounts for 50% of GDP. Gold and cocoa production and individual remittances are major sources of foreign exchange. Oil production at Ghana's offshore Jubilee field began in mid-December, 2010, and is expected to boost economic growth. President MAHAMA faces challenges in managing new oil revenue while maintaining fiscal ...See More discipline and resisting debt accumulation. Estimated oil reserves have jumped to almost 700 million barrels. Ghana signed a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact in 2006, which aims to assist in transforming Ghana''s agricultural sector. Ghana opted for debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) program in 2002, and is also benefiting from the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative that took effect in 2006. In 2009 Ghana signed a three-year Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility with the IMF to improve macroeconomic stability, private sector competitiveness, human resource development, and good governance and civic responsibility. Sound macro-economic management along with higher prices for oil, gold and, cocoa helped sustain high GDP growth in 2008-12, despite the general slowdown in the global economy during that same time period. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$83.74 billion (2012 est.); $78.28 billion (2011 est.); $68.43 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 17.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cocoa, rice, cassava (manioc), peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas; timber
Industries

mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building