Politics

Special voting in Ghana
Politics

EC assures of efforts to resolve Special Voting challenges

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has assured members of the security agencies and the general public that they are working towards resolving challenges with the ongoing Special Voters excercise. The Special Voting which started today across the country has been characterised by complaints of missing names of security officers, media […]

J. J. Rawlings & Kofi Annan
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Uphold Ghana’s democracy on December 7 – Kofi Annan, J J urge voters

Two of Ghana’s global icons have enjoined all Ghanaians to uphold the democratic credentials of the country when they cast their ballots on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. A former UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, and a former President of the Republic, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, in separate statements […]

Mr. Yahya Jammeh has been in power for 22 years
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Gambia bans Internet and international calls on election day

The Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state. Officials have also banned demonstrations to prevent unrest after the elections. Estate agent Adama Barrow is challenging President Yahya Jammeh, who says divine intervention will give him a fifth term. […]

Charlotte Osei, E.C. Chair
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We are ready for December 7 polls – EC

With preparation towards the 2016 elections at fever pitch, the Electoral Commission (EC) and three political parties say they have done all within their power for successful polls. On the special voting which comes off on Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Head of Communications at the EC, Mr Eric Kofi […]

Charlotte Osei, E.C. Chair
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Six missing ballot boxes will be replaced before election day – EC

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has admitted to the missing of six ballot boxes and assured Ghanaians that the missing ballot boxes will be replaced before the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on December 7, 2016. The boxes were alleged to have fallen off from a pick up […]

Nana Akufo- Addo
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Nana Addo told me ‘only Akan will lead NPP’ – Haruna Atta

Ghana’s ambassador to Namibia, Mr. Haruna Atta, who used to be a staunch NPP leading member and a former journalist has alleged that he was chastised by Nana Akufo- Addo  for supporting the late Alieu Mahama during the 2008 NPP presidential primary. Below is his full statement: “Ethnocentricity” – President […]

Clinton to Challenge Results of Three Swing States
Politics USA

Clinton to Challenge Results of Three Swing States

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of computer scientists and election lawyers to challenge the election results in three key swing states won by President-elect Donald Trump, Gabriel Sherman reported at New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz […]

Jon Benjamin, UK High commissioner to Ghana
Politics

British High Commissioner justifies visa revocation of political activists

The United Kingdom High Commissioner to Ghana has justified the decision of the Commission to revoke all visas for political activists who cause violence and give hate speeches as Ghana heads to the polls in 19 days. In an interview with Joy News’ Beatrice Adu after the launch of the […]

Dr Edward Mahama
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No peace in Ghana until I’m President – Edward Mahama

The presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Nasigre Mahama, has issued a strong indication that civil disquiet will not cease in Ghana until the citizens cease to be a barrier themselves to a move he says God began in 1996. Dr. Mahama, who is in his […]

President John Mahama
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President Mahama defends Attorney General

President John Mahama has denied allegations levelled against him by former Attorney General Martin Amidu that he had a hand in the Attorney General’s decision to discontinue the GHS51 million judgment debt case involving the state and businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome. The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave Mr Amidu the […]