Notable events from 2012
Jan-Feb: A 78th-minute goal by Zambian Emmanuel Mayuka at the Bata stadium in Equatorial Guinea ruined Ghana's hopes of lifting the Africa Cup of Nations for a fifth time
June 2 — Nigerian cargo plane crashes at the Kotoka International Airport, killing ten people
June - Thousands are displaced by communal violence in the east, sparked by the exhumation of the body of a Muslim cleric.
July 24 - John Atta Mills, President of Ghana, dies suddenly at the Military Hospital in Accra
July 24 - John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as Ghana's new president
July-August: Team Ghana came away from the Olympic games with no medals
September-October - Ivory Coast closes its borders with Ghana for two weeks after a deadly attack on an army checkpoint blamed on exiled supporters of ousted President Laurent Gbagbo.
October - Ghana becomes embroiled in a row with Argentina after impounding an Argentine naval training vessel on behalf of creditors.
A Chinese boy is killed and some 100 Chinese are detained in an operation against illegal gold mining.
Nov 7, 2012 – A four-storey Melcom supermarket has collapsed
December - President John Mahama wins re-election in a very close election declared free and fair by AU and other observers. The main opposition New Patriotic Party says it suspects fraud and is considering legal action to annul the vote.
December --- Volta Regional Minister, Henry Ford Kamel passed away on Dec 25