Ghana

Overview

Ghana is located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa and is bordered by three Francophone nations: Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo. The tropical south gives way to a drier, hotter north. Ghana has large gold mines and is one of the world's leading exporters of cocoa.

Ghana's population is composed of over fifty distinct groups. While most are from Akan, Ewe, Ga and Mole-Dagbani backgrounds, Ghana has attracted migrants from all of West Africa such that almost every West African group is present in its heterogeneous population including Fula, Hausa, Igbo, Mande, Mossi, Songhai and Yoruba. About 21 per cent of the population maintains traditional animistic beliefs. Christianity is the religion of 63 per cent of the population. About 16 per cent of Ghanaians are Muslim.

Minority Rights Group International, World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

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