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Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia being sworn in as President and vice-President, respectively
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Colour & tradition meets politics as Ghana swears in President

An event that was largely billed to be political, had a deep touch of colour and tradition as Ghana’s new president took his oath of office after winning polls in December last year.  The Black Star square in Ghana’s capital, Accra, was the venue of the swearing-in ceremony for Ghana’s […]

Profile of Ghana’s New Leader
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Profile of Ghana’s New Leader

Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana’s new president after beating incumbent leader John Mahama in last month’s election. Heads of state from across Africa and thousands of guests and dignitaries watched him take the oath of office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. Mr Akufo-Addo, a 72-year-old […]

Ghana's President elect Nana Akufo-Addo takes the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony lead by Ghana Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood at Independence Square in Accra, Ghana January 7, 2017. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Ghana swears in Akufo-Addo as president

Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s president on Saturday a ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders, sealing a rare peaceful transfer of power in a region plagued by political crises. Akufo-Addo, 72, a former opposition leader, defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in elections a month ago. The major […]

Power waves - Waves can generate huge amounts of renewal energy
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Could waves become the next big renewable energy source?

The force of crashing waves can generate huge amounts of energy. But there’s a catch: how do you develop technology that can withstand the sea’s harsh environment with minimum disruption to the ecosystem? One Israeli-based company, Yam Pro Energy — believes it can offer the ideal solution and is set […]

Professor Mike Ocquaye Ghana's Speaker of Parliament, by incoming President Akufo-Addo
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Ghana’s next speaker of parliament is Professor Mike Ocquaye

Former member of parliament for Dome-Kwabenya, Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye, has been nominated as Ghana’s next speaker of parliament. The nomination, which was done by president elect, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, was in consultation with the council of elders in the New Patriotic Party.  If confirmed by the House, […]

Saratu Atta, personal assistant to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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Ghana’s president-elect appoints Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife

Ghanaian president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has appointed Saratu Atta as a personal assistant as he ramps up activities ahead of his inauguration Saturday. Ms. Atta, 53, is a former wife of Nigerian politician, Femi Fani-Kayode. She has served as an executive aide to Mr. Akufo-Addo since 2009, a statement on the president-elect’s website said Wednesday. […]

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Ponzi scheme concerns in Ghana

Ponzi schemes are becoming a big worry for Ghana’s financial sector. Ghanaians are on high alert after a Russian-backed Ponzi scheme which was banned in Nigeria is emerging in their country promising huge profits. Ghana’s financial sector is currently struggling to recover from a major financial crisis involving Ponzi investment […]

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Rawlings, Vanderpuije patch up after ‘public drama’

Former President Jerry John Rawlings and the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vandepuije, appear settled their score after a dramatic scene at the premises of Parliament Thursday. The Former President appeared to have snubbed the Accra Mayor when the latter hurried from behind to greet him while he motioned into […]

Cord leader Raila Odinga and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, who have left the country to attend the inauguration of Ghana president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
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Raila, Joho to attend Ghana president-elect Addo’s inauguration

KENYA – Cord leader Raila Odinga and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho will attend the inauguration of Ghana president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo that will take place in the country’s capital Accra on Saturday. Mr Addo of the New Patriotic Party will be sworn in as the fifth president of Ghana after defeating […]