Spotlight on Ghana: an overview of the country's key statistics ahead of the election

(CNN)With just one week to go until the West African nation takes to the polls on December 7, 2016, CNN Africa takes a look at some key figures for growth and development.

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Ghana's flag whispers of a history of struggles. The color red represents the blood of those who died in the fight for independence, the yellow golden center symbolizes mineral wealth, and the green stripe the rich forests. The black star in the center is the lodestar of African freedom. Source: the Embassy of Ghana.