Ghana's opposition boycotted the inauguration of President Dramani Mahama, ignoring his appeals to end a dispute over last month's election in Ghana.
Ghana's electoral authorities said John Dramani Mahama has won a new term as president in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering.
Ghana's John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in as president, after the country's revered leader John Atta Mills died unexpectedly on Tuesday.
Ghana's Central Bank is under pressure to help bring down inflation, but faced growing calls on Wednesday to avoid further rate hikes.
Ghana's opposition leader John Atta Mills was declared the winner of a closely fought presidential election run-off on Saturday
The outcome of Ghana's presidential run-off is too close to call and will be decided by voting on Friday in a single constituency.
Ghana's election will be decided in a December 28 run-off between the two leading contenders after neither won more than half the vote.
Ghana's first major oil field should produce enough gas to generate more than 600MW of electricity, GNPC's exploration chief said.
Pan-African banking group Ecobank on Monday launched a $2,5-billion rights issue and public offer on three West African stock exchanges.
The illegal miners had left their mark. Tools, explosives, and sacks lay beside chopped power cables about 700m below ground in Ghana's Obuasi mine.
While political protests blight Kenya, Ghana will polish its image as a tourism and investment destination when it hosts the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament, which started on Sunday. Staging Africa's most prestigious sporting event will cast a positive international spotlight on the small but stable West African state.