Since 1992, Ghana has held competitive multiparty elections and undergone peaceful transfers of power between the two main political parties. Although the country has a relatively strong record of upholding civil liberties, discrimination against women and LGBT+ people persists. There are some weaknesses in judicial independence and the rule of law, corruption presents challenges to government performance, and political violence is a growing concern.
Freedom in the World — Ghana Country Report
Ghana is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net — Ghana Country Report
Ghana is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
News & Perspectives on Ghana
Ghana: Freedom House Condemns Arbitrary Arrest of LGBT+ Activists
June 15, 2021
Democratic Trends in Africa in Four Charts
April 17, 2020
West Africa's Democratic Progress is Slipping Away, Even as Region's Significance Grows
March 19, 2020
Benin’s Unrest Reflects a Broader Worrying Trend in West Africa
May 10, 2019
Global Press Freedom: Countries to Watch
May 4, 2016