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  1. July 25, 2012

    New president takes power in Ghana

    Ghana appears to have managed a peaceful succession after the sudden death on Tuesday of President John Evans Atta Mills. In...

  2. December 14, 2011

    Politics: Bid to shape next generation

    In monetary and political terms, the stakes in Ghana’s elections in December 2012 could hardly be higher. The two main...

  1. March 27, 2011

    Tullow looks to raise Ghana oil stake

    Ireland’s Tullow Oil is seeking to increase its stake in Ghana’s offshore Jubilee field through the $300m acquisition of...

  2. February 18, 2011

    Let the good times roll

    Dancers at Ghana’s oil production opening ceremony in December 2010 Oil service companies are not usually found in the...

  3. December 22, 2010

    Ghana and Kosmos sign truce agreement

    Ghana has patched up its differences with Kosmos Energy, the Texas-based oil wildcatter, opening the way for its private...

  4. October 25, 2010

    Interview transcript: John Kufuor

    John Kufuor, the Oxford-educated lawyer with nearly half a century’s experience in Ghana politics, left office last year...

  5. October 25, 2010

    Curse of oil follows Ghana’s former president

    John Kufuor, whose assured bass tones provided soothing accompaniment to the strains of African diplomacy during his eight...

  6. June 26, 2010

    Oilfield dispute fires up Ghana-US match

    The beautiful game meets the “Great Game” of international rivalry for African resources on Saturday when Ghana takes on the...

  7. April 12, 2010

    Confusion casts cloud over Sudan elections

    Sudan's first national elections in 24 years began in a melee of confusion yesterday, with excitement in some areas but...

  8. April 12, 2010

    Confusion casts shadow over Sudan elections

    Sudan's first national elections in 24 years began in a melee of confusion yesterday, with excitement but also doubts over...

  9. April 11, 2010

    Confusion casts cloud over Sudan elections

    Sudan’s first national elections in 24 years began in a melee of confusion on Sunday, with excitement in some areas but...

  10. January 8, 2010

    Corruption probe into oil partners

    US and Ghanaian authorities are investigating corruption allegations involving a Texas oil company and the local partner...

  11. January 8, 2010

    Case cuts across African nation's political divide

    A shoal of indigenous minnows has been gathering alongside the wildcat explorers whose discoveries have turned the Gulf of...

  12. January 8, 2010

    Corruption probe into role of Texas group and partner in major African oil discovery

    US and Ghanaian authorities are investigating corruption allegations involving a Texas oil company and the local partner...

  13. January 8, 2010

    'Sweat equity' probe tests Ghana on oil jackpot

    A shoal of indigenous minnows has been gathering alongside the wildcat explorers whose discoveries have turned the Gulf of...

  14. January 7, 2010

    ‘Sweat equity’ probe tests Ghana’s oil jackpot

    A shoal of indigenous minnows has been gathering alongside the wildcat explorers whose discoveries have turned the Gulf of...

  15. January 7, 2010

    Corruption probe into sale of Ghana oil block

    Kosmos, a Texan oil company, conducts a successful drillstem test in the Jubilee field. The ongoing Ghana investigation...

  16. December 4, 2009

    Ghana pledges new approach to oil revenues

    Ghana’s government will account for “every drop of oil and every cubic feet of gas” when it becomes Africa’s newest energy...

  17. December 4, 2009

    Ghana pledges open accounting as it prepares for oil revenues

    Ghana's government will account for "every drop of oil and every cubic foot of gas" when it becomes Africa's newest energy...

  18. October 20, 2009

    Africa governance prize finds no winners

    Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecoms magnate, will not award his $5m African leadership prize this year, a decision seen as a...

  19. October 20, 2009

    African leaders' failure to win prize seen as rebuke

    Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecoms magnate, will not award his $5m African leadership prize this year, a decision seen as a...

  20. October 20, 2009

    Africa governance prize finds no winners

    Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecoms magnate, will not award his $5m African leadership prize this year, a decision seen as a...

  21. December 11, 2008

    Ghana to hold run-off for leader

    Ghana will hold a presidential run-off on December 28 to determine who will lead the country into a new era of oil...

  22. December 11, 2008

    Ghana to hold presidential run-off

    Ghana will hold a presidential run-off on December 28 to determine who will lead the country into a new era of oil...

  23. December 9, 2008

    Text activists keep tabs on Ghana elections

    Adopting soothing tones, Harriet Potakey, one of a score of controllers at Ghana's election monitoring "command centre",...

  24. December 8, 2008

    Ghana puts faith in humble text message

    Adopting the soothing tones of an operator on an emergency hotline, Harriet Potakey, one of a score of controllers at...

  25. December 8, 2008

    Peaceful climax to Ghana's hard-fought presidential race

    Voting began peacefully yesterday in Ghana's hardest-fought presidential race since independence, promising to set Africa...

  26. December 7, 2008

    Ghana votes for new president

    Ghana held its hardest-fought presidential race since independence on Sunday, hoping a peaceful transition to a new leader...

  27. September 15, 2008

    World Diary

    TODAY Nato trip to Georgia Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Nato secretary-general, leads a delegation to Tbilisi, to meet Georgian...

  28. August 28, 2008

    Crude realities

    The world needs Africa's oil, but the stuff has a habit of ruining the places that produce it. From the civil war...

  29. August 27, 2008

    Crude realities

    The world needs Africa’s oil, but the stuff has a habit of ruining the places that produce it. From the civil war...

  30. January 31, 2008

    Timeline: Kenya’s post-election crisis

    Dec 27 2007 - Voters go to the polls to elect a new president and parliament. Dec 30 - The Electoral Commission declares...

  31. January 12, 2008

    Odinga calls for three days of protests

    Kenya's main opposition movement called on the international community yesterday to sever all aid to the east African...

  32. January 11, 2008

    Odinga calls for three days of protests

    Kenya’s main opposition movement called on the international community on Friday to sever all aid to the east African nation...

  33. January 11, 2008

    Kenyan rivals blame each other over talks

    Each side in the Kenyan crisis blamed the other for scuppering attempts to reach a political settlement last night as the...

  34. January 11, 2008

    Kenyan rivals blame each other over talks

    Each side in the Kenyan crisis blamed the other for scuppering attempts to reach a political settlement last night as the...

  35. January 10, 2008

    Kenyan rivals blame each other over talks

    Each side in the Kenyan crisis blamed the other for scuppering attempts to reach a political settlement on Thursday night as...

  36. January 10, 2008

    AU chief in talks with leaders

    The head of the African Union yesterday held separate talks with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga...

  37. January 10, 2008

    AU chief meets leaders as refugees flee city

    The head of the African Union yesterday held separate talks with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga in...

  38. January 9, 2008

    Kibaki’s own goal

    In spite of urgent international efforts at mediation, the threat of ethnic violence continues to divide Kenya, so recently...

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