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Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It borders Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Accra is the capital and largest city. The country was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient kingdoms. Trade with European states flourished after contact with the Portuguese in the 15th century, and the British established a crown colony, Gold Coast, in 1874. It was the first black African country to obtain independence from colonial rule. Upon achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, the name Ghana was chosen for the new nation as a reference to its ancient roots in the Empire of Ghana.

Internet Usage Statistics:
5,171,993 Internet users as of Dec/14, 19.6% of the population, according to IWS.

Latest Population Estimate:
26,327,649 population for 2015, according to Census Bureau.

Facebook Users in Ghana:
2,900,000 as of Nov 15, 2015, according to Facebook.

Gross National Income:
GNI per capita is US$ 1,590 (2014).

Country Area:
238,538 sq km

Ghana Internet Usage and Population Growth:




% Pen.

Usage Source




0.2 %





1.8 %





3.8 %





4.2 %





19.6 %


Ghana Search Engines and Directories:

Ghana Search Engines
Ghana Search Engines and Web Directories.

dmoz Directory
Ghana regional directory.

Ghana Basic Information
Ghana data from the CIA World Factbook.

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Growing Internet Usage and ICT in Ghana

Ghana - Telecoms, Broadband and Mobile Market Report
Ghana was amongst the first countries in Africa to achieve connection to the Internet. This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Ghana’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.

Ghana - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Telecom Market Overview
Ghana is one of only a few African countries with a vastly liberalised telecom market. It led the way in telecommunications liberalisation and deregulation in Africa when it privatised Ghana Telecom in 1996. The two national operators (Ghana Telecom and Westel) held a duopoly on international service until February 2002. The expiry of the duopoly has paved the way for the licensing of more operators, promotion of competition and improved efficiency.

Ghana - Mobile Market & Broadcasting - Overview and Statistics
Since launching the first cellular mobile network in sub-Saharan Africa in 1992, Ghana has become one of the continent’s most vibrant mobile markets with four competing operators and more than three million subscribers in early 2006. And yet, at a market penetration of only around 15%, enormous further potential exists in the provision of basic voice services as well as Internet access through the mobile networks, given the country’s poorly developed fixed-line infrastructure. The government is committed to continuing the privatisation of Ghana Telecom, and the ailing second national operator (SNO) Westel, which also holds a mobile licence, may be up for sale soon. This report contains an overview of Ghana’s mobile market, relevant statistics, profiles of the major players, and also a brief overview of the country’s broadcasting industry.

Africa Market and Telecommunications Reports
The latest information about Africa’s Telecoms from the largest global
telecommunications research site on the Internet: Paul Budde Communications.

Further reading about Ghana:

Ghana Web
Ghana Information and news

Ghana Information
Ghana Profile by the BBC

Ghana Newspapers Links
Most important daily news and information from Ghana here.

Ghana and the West African States Community
This website is about the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ECOWAS members include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire , The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.


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