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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

Billboard 
For those who didn't know, The King of Crunk is also the King of the Good Deeds. Jonathan Smith, also known as Lil Jon, celebrated the completion of a primary school built to increase education efforts to an eastern region of Ghana. On Saturday (Oct ... See more..
The Hindu 
The merged entity will become Ghana's second largest mobile operator with close to 10 million subscribers, Bharti Airtel said in a statement, adding that “the combined networks of the two companies will cover more than 80% of Ghana's population, ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
Deutsche Welle sat down with the up-and-coming filmmaker Johannes Preuss, who has been honored with a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsay," about the illegal gold mining trade in Ghana. DW: What is the meaning behind the title "Galamsey"? Johannes ... See more..
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Myjoyonline.com 
The Ghana International Bank says it never suggested that the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, was involved in money laundering. See more..
Human Rights Watch 
When I picked up the chain that had been tied around his ankle I could barely lift it. It felt like a pile of bricks and made a heavy thumping sound when I dropped it to the ground. It was here, at Nyakumasi Prayer Camp in central Ghana several years ... See more..
Myjoyonline.com 
The President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara has arrived in Ghana to begin a two-day official visit. The purpose of the visit is to deepen further the already strong relations that exist between the two countries, as well as ... See more..
Myjoyonline.com 
Once again Nordic Ghana Investment Services (NorGhis) would make Ghana exceptionally visible at this year's Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo on ... See more..
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The latest ranking of countries on the Global Hunger Index for 2017 has scored Ghana positively on hunger levels among the populace. Ghana was ranked as a country with 'moderate' hunger levels, a step below the best-ranked countries in the 'low' hunger ... See more..
Ghana News Agency 
A statement issued by the Coalition and copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, urged diplomats at the UN-UPR Pre-session in Geneva, Switzerland, to make recommendations to Ghana to pass the RTI Bill when Ghana appears before the United ... See more..
Myjoyonline.com 
After a two week residential camping at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra, Ghana's male and female national hockey teams will fly to Egypt today for ... 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