Tag Archives: John Mahama

07Jan/17

Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in

Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo takes oath of office during lavish ceremony in the capital Accra.

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26Dec/16

A look back at the elections that shaped Africa in 2016

There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading

08Dec/16

Ghana election still without clear winner

Ghanaians are awaiting the official results in their presidential election, though the opposition is calling on the incumbent to concede. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

28Nov/16

Ghana cyber crime flourishes where jobs are scarce and literacy is high

Thousands of young people in Ghana’s capital make a living doing internet romance scams, the only way, they say, to earn decent money given sky-high unemployment levels. Their desperation is evidence of the challenge facing politicians who, ahead of a presidential election on December 7, are telling voters that job creation is a top priority.

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26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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