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January: Inauguration
The year 2001 began on a high note as 20 years of Rawlings rule ended democratically. President Kufuor signalled a bright new era for Ghana
February: UN Honors JJ
Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings on his appointment by the United Nations as an Eminent Person on Volunteerism
  • Prominet Ministers named
  • March: Mallam Isah saga Begins
    Youth and Sports minister, Mallam Yussif Isah & the missing $45,000
    April: Ghana is HIPC
    HIPC is a hot topic in Ghana
    May: Tragedy@Stadium
    Africa's worst sporting tragedy happened in our backyard, when 126 football fans died
    June: JAK in USA
    President Kufuor in USA. He meets Bush & holds a Townhall Meeting in Wash DC.
  • Heavy floods in Accra
  • July: World Youth Cup
    Ghana lost 0-3 to Argentina in the finals of the World Youth Cup.
  • Homecoming summit is held
  • August: Stable Cedi
    Stability of cedi against $ is no illusion
  • NPP holds congress
  • September: Attack on America
    Several Ghanians feared dead in the WTC terrorist attack.
    October: Nobel Peace Prize
    The United Nations and its Secretary-General Kofi Annan won the Nobel Peace Prize for ``their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.'' He recieves award in December
    December: Bawku Conflict
    Over 50 people were killed and 150 others injured in three days of fighting between members of the Mamprusi and Kusasi ethnic groups in Bawku