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Professor Stephen Adei
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Akufo-Addo constituting “most excellent” cabinet – Adei

The former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof Stephen Adei, has lauded president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo’s choices of ministerial appointments. According to him, apart from the difference the personality of the president-elect brings to the presidency, it seems “he [Akufo-Addo] is on his way to […]

Patrick Awuah Jr, Founder of Ashesi University
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Ex-Microsoft program manager founds university in Ghana

Sometimes in life, we are called upon to something bigger and better, something selfless. Such was the case with one Ghanaian man who left his Microsoft job to return to his native country to start a university, building up tomorrow’s engineers and future leaders. “It is amazing to change somebody’s […]

Alieu Momar Njai presided over Yahya Jammeh's shock election defeat.
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Gambia’s electoral commission chief ‘goes into hiding’

The Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chief has gone into hiding, his family has told the BBC. There are unconfirmed reports that Alieu Momar Njai, who announced Yahya Jammeh’s defeat in the polls last month, has fled the country. President Jammeh initially accepted defeat, but then changed his mind and […]

Nana Akufo-Addo
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Ghana looks to wealthy technocrat to deliver on promises

New president Nana Akufo-Addo must make good on a potpourri of ambitious pledges Nana Akufo-Addo will finally be sworn in as Ghana’s president on January 7 after emerging victorious in his third bid to reach Flagstaff house, the leader’s official residence. The triumph of the centre-right Mr Akufo-Addo triggered celebrations […]

President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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DCEs will be elected in 2018 under my gov’t – Akufo-Addo

The President elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives would be elected in his government in 2018. This, he said will ensure that those who lived in the districts were involved in choice of who governs them. The move he said would also ensure that […]

President Mahama campaigning before election 2016 votes were cast.
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The campaign that cost JM his presidency

On one side was a twice warmed-over candidate in the twilight of his political career. And on the other side, beneath the umbrella, was the youthful incumbent with the newly minted acronym, J.M (Junior Moses).] If ever there was a David and Goliath contest, this was it. When the fateful […]

Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto
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Akufo-Addo picks Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto as his Agric Minister

  The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has hinted that Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto who is currently the Member of Parliament for Kwadaso in Kumasi, and the Minority Spokesperson on Agriculture would be his Minister of Agriculture. Dr Akoto would not be part of the next Parliament which begins its […]

Incumbent Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, leader of the APRC (The Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction) greets his suporters in Bikama on November 24, 2016 during an electoral rally.
As electoral favorite Jammeh seeks his fifth term in power, a two-week campaign period will come to an end next week ahead of the December 1st presidential election with political leaders canvassing in rural areas. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI
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Ghana & Gambia: A tale of two elections

For a few days following the elections in Gambia and Ghana at the beginning of December, it seemed that the political landscape in West Africa would change in an unexpected way. On 1st December, Gambia’s strongman, Yahya Jammeh, who took power in a military coup in 1994, surprisingly conceded the […]

Inductees after the naturalization ceremony
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34 African-Caribbean diasporans granted Ghanaian citizenship

Thirty-four members of the African-Caribbean diaspora in the country have been granted Ghanaian citizenship following the approval of the President John Dramani Mahama. At a ceremony in Accra yesterday to formalise the process, the 37 people were made to swear an oath of allegiance to the country to that effect. […]

Nana Akufo- Addo
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Central Region decided my victory – Akufo-Addo

The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed gratitude to the people of Central Region for deciding his victory in the 2016 general elections. The Region voted massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which saw the Party won nineteen of the twenty-three parliamentary seats including two die hard seats […]