Ghana, a country of about 28 million people in Western Africa, has a vibrant media climate. The growth of media in the country has been spurred by the 1992 repeal of the criminal libel law, liberalization of the media, empowerment of the National Media Commission, and easy access to the Internet through enhanced mobile telecommunications infrastructure. Known previously as the Gold Coast, the country changed its name to Ghana upon attaining independence from the British in 1957.

Ghana is made up of 10 regions, with the Greater Accra region serving as home to the nation’s capital, Accra. More than 50 indigenous languages are spoken in Ghana, but English is the official language. Ghana’s economy depends mostly on the export of raw materials such as cocoa, gold, ...

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