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The Ghanaian General Election: Ghana bets on change

It was the phone call he thought he would never have to make. The fifty hours between the close of polling and making that call was testament to the time it took to come to terms with defeat. At 7.41pm on Friday 9 December 2016, Ghana’s President John Mahama of […]

Sen. Cory Gardner took pains to cast his proposal as far broader than the Russian hacking of U.S. election officials. | AP Photo
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Pressure grows on McConnell for special Russia hacking probe

Sen. Cory Gardner plans to introduce legislation to create a select committee to investigate an array of cyber security threats. By BURGESS EVERETT John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s bipartisan push to create a special committee to investigate Russia’s election-season hacking and other cybersecurity threats received a potential boost Monday as […]

Prof Mike Ocquaye (L) and other NPP members at thanksgiving service
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Next Speaker of Parliament will come from the coast – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has given hints of who the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would put up for election as the next Speaker of Parliament from 2017 to 2020. Even though he did not mention a name, his description of the candidate fits that of Papa […]

President Robert Mugabe called for unity in his party.
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Zanu-PF confirms 92 year old Mugabe as 2018 election candidate

Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 elections. Mr Mugabe, who is 92, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980. At the party’s conference, the Zanu-PF youth wing even proposed that Mr Mugabe should be declared president for life. […]

China Warns US President-Elect Trump
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China Warns US President-Elect Trump

Beijing has warned the incoming US administration that any attempt to challenge the “One China” policy could impact on peace in the Taiwan Strait. Interference may also damage developing US-China relations, a spokesman said. Under the “One China” policy, the US has formal ties with China rather than the island […]

ECOWAS Chair, Ellen J. Sirleaf and President Mahama  arrive in Gambia
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Mahama arrives in The Gambia to persuade Jammeh to leave office

President John Dramani Mahama has touched down in the capital city of The Gambia, Banjul to help mediate in a post-election impasse between incumbent Yahya Jammeh and President-elect Adama Barrow. The President confirmed his arrival in Banjul in a tweet The trip to Gambia is President Mahama’s first foreign trip […]

John Boadu, (Acting Gen. sec. NPP)
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NPP Condemns post-election attacks on NDC supporters

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned attacks by its supporters on supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress and called on all their supporters to remain calm and be respectful of the rights of other people. Below is the statement NPP CONDEMNS POST-ELECTION ATTACKS, URGES SUPPORTERS […]

President John Dramani Mahama
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Call your ‘rampaging supporters to order’ – Mahama to NPP

President John Mahama has lamented at the indifference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) leadership to call its “rampaging supporters to order.” This follows a “series of attacks on innocent citizens and supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC)” after the party lost last Wednesday’s presidential elections, a statement […]

President elect Adama Barrow (left), and President  Yahya Jammeh
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UN urges Gambia President Yahya Jammeh to step down

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh must hand over power after defeat in elections, the UN Security Council has said. President Jammeh initially conceded to Adama Barrow in last week’s vote but has since refused to accept the end of his 22-year rule. Mr Barrow said he was sure the military supported […]

Nana Akufo Addo, President elect.
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Ghana’s opposition leader declared winner in the 2016 presidential elections

Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has won Wednesday’s tightly contested presidential election. President John Mahama called Mr Akufo-Addo to admit defeat, a spokesman for his party said, as the Electoral Commission announced the result. Mr Akufo-Addo has promised free high-school education and more factories but critics have questioned the viability […]