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Ghana’s Mahama Sworn in For New Term

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in for a new term after narrowly winning an election last month. The main opposition New Patriotic Party boycotted the ceremony Monday in the capital, Accra. They dispute the results of the vote and have challenged the election in the country’s Supreme Court. Mr. Mahama won 50.7 […]

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Ghana Opposition Challenges Election in Top Court

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s main opposition party has appealed to the nation’s top court to overturn the result of presidential elections won by incumbent President John Mahama. The New Patriotic Party says it has presented evidence of fraud and irregularities to the Supreme Court from the poll earlier this month. The party says it gathered its data from […]

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Ghana Opposition Claims Election Fraud

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s main opposition party is alleging fraud in the country’s recent presidential election. The claims, made by the New Patriotic Party, come as preliminary results indicate a tight race between their candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, and incumbent President, John Dramani Mahama. Local news outlet Joy News used counts from polling stations to predict a slight victory […]

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Bad Construction to Blame for Ghana Building Collapse

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ghanaian officials say faulty construction is to blame for the deadly collapse of a multi-story shopping center in the capital, Accra. The building collapsed early Wednesday, killing at least seven people. Authorities say more than 60 survivors have been pulled from the rubble. Rescue efforts are continuing, and an 18-person team from Israel is expected […]

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Ghanaian President Promises Punishment for Deadly Building Collapse

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has vowed to hold responsible whoever is at fault for a deadly retail store collapse in the capital, Accra. The six-story building collapsed early Wednesday, killing at least four people. Authorities say more than 50 people have been pulled from the rubble. A statement from the president’s office Thursday says […]

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Shopping Mall Collapses in Ghana; Unknown Number Trapped

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A multi-storey shopping center has collapsed in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, and dozens of people are feared trapped in the rubble. Rescue workers rushed to the scene and began pulling people from the debris after the collapse early Wednesday. Witnesses say at least one person was killed. There was no immediate word on what caused […]

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Ghana, Ivory Coast to Launch Joint Probe of Border Killings

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana and Ivory Coast will launch a joint task force to probe the deaths of eight Ghanaians killed last week in cross-border attacks on Ivorian military installations. The announcement Tuesday comes three days after Ivory Coast closed its borders with its neighbor, following raids on police and army installations in a border town and in […]

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Ivory Coast Closes Border With Ghana

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast closed its border with Ghana Friday, after at least eight people were killed in attacks on its security forces launched from the neighbor’s territory. Ivory Coast’s officials say the attacks took place Thursday and Friday in the commercial city of Abidjan and the border town of Noe. They said land, air and sea […]

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Former Ivorian Officials Arrested in I. Coast, Ghana

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two high-ranking officials close to the former president of Ivory Coast have been arrested. Ivorian officials say Laurent Akoun, the second-ranking official in former president Laurent Gbagbo’s Front Populaire Ivorien party, was arrested Sunday in Adzope, 100 kilometers east of the capital, Abidjan. He is believed to be implicated in a series of recent attacks […]

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Ghana’s President Focuses On December Elections

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s new president says his immediate challenge is to get the government to continue working smoothly as rival political parties prepare for December elections. John Dramani Mahama, Ghana’s former vice president, took power last month after the unexpected death of his predecessor John Atta Mills. Mr. Mahama told VOA in an interview that the transfer […]

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