Ghana. In September, the government announced that the country’s security forces had averted a coup attempt. The message came as a surprise in a country that in recent decades has been a stable democracy and considered a brilliant exception in another conflict-ravaged region. Three people were arrested after being supervised for 15 months. They were accused of having the goal of getting rid of the president and destabilizing the country. One of the arrested was said to be a doctor who used the hospital to hide a small number of weapons. The group should also have had some contact with military personnel. There seemed to be no serious risk of the coup being successful.
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Another exception to the prevailing stability occurred in May, when more than 90 people were first arrested on suspicion of either planning or supporting the plans for a declaration of independence for an area in eastern Ghana. The new state would be called Western Togoland.
In March, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made the final payment in a four-year long development program for Ghana, highlighting the country’s good economy with strong growth, falling government debt and moderate inflation.
According to CountryAAH, the population of Ghana in 2019 was 30,417,745, ranking number 46 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.190% yearly, and the population density was 133.6814 people per km2.