Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana probes new variants of Covid-19 as infections surge

– Advertisement – Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has said that scientists are investigating the presence and extent of spread of new variants of the coronavirus in the country. The new variants of the virus are reportedly responsible for the surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. Ghana has so far confirmed over 56,000 cases of the virus with current active cases now at 1770. There are over 300 deaths so far, according to President Akufo-Addo who delivered a national televised address on Sunday evening. – Advertisement – Several countries including…

Read More
Africa Ghana World 

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo sworn in for second term

– Advertisement – Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in for a second term in office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. He took the oath of office on Thursday in the country’s parliament after a chaotic scene that characterized the election of the speaker of parliament. The oath of office was administered to him by the country’s chief justice, an event that was also boycotted by the opposition MPs. Nana Akufo-Addo beat his main rival, the former president, John Mahama in last year’s presidential election. – Advertisement…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s opposition files court papers to challenge 2020 poll results

– Advertisement – Lawyers for Ghana’s opposition leader, John Mahama have filed court papers at the country’s supreme court challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election. The filing of the court papers took place on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the capital Accra. On Tuesday the opposition party the NDC said its National Executive Committee (NEC) has approved the party’s decision to go to court to challenge the results of the 2020 elections. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo won re-election to serve another four year term in office. – Advertisement – He…

Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana bans opposition protests amid post-election agitations

– Advertisement – Ghana’s police service has announced that it has secured a court order banning opposition supporters from protesting amid post-election agitations. Opposition supporters have been demonstrating on the streets alleging of electoral fraud over the December 7 presidential and parliamentary election results. The electoral commission declared the incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo as winner of the presidential election. But the result was rejected by the opposition leader and former president, John Mahama. His party is also challenging some parliamentary election results with declared parliamentary results resulting in a hung…

Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police clash with opposition supporters challenging election results

– Advertisement – Supporters of the opposition party, NDC in Ghana have clashed with the police as they continue their protests against the conduct of the December 7 elections. They have been staging nationwide protests, challenging the declaration of the incumbent Nana Akufo Addo as President-elect. The largest opposition party has also accused the Electoral Commission of vote padding and rigging to keep the governing party in power. Hundreds of NDC supporters on Thursday morning marched to the EC headquarters, in the capital, Accra chanting slogans such as “No Mahama…

Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police clash with opposition supporters challenging election results

– Advertisement – Supporters of the opposition party, NDC in Ghana have clashed with the police as they continue their protests against the conduct of the December 7 elections. They have been staging nationwide protests, challenging the declaration of the incumbent Nana Akufo Addo as President-elect. The largest opposition party has also accused the Electoral Commission of vote padding and rigging to keep the governing party in power. Hundreds of NDC supporters on Thursday morning marched to the EC headquarters, in the capital, Accra chanting slogans such as “No Mahama…

Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s president appoints 15-member transition team

– Advertisement – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday appointed a 15-member transition team to ensure he begins his second term in office smoothly. President Akufo-Addo was declared winner for a second term in this month’s presidential election. Ghana’s constitution requires that the winning presidential candidate names a transitional team within 24 hours after the electoral commission officially declares results. The team will be chaired by President Akufo-Addo’s chief of staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare. The election commission on Wednesday said President Akufo-Addo won the election with 51.59% of the total…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s President re-elected, opponent rejects results

– Advertisement – Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has won re-election to serve another four year term in office. He was declared winner of the presidential election on Wednesday by the country’s electoral commission chairperson. President Akufo-Addo won by 51.59 percent with his closest rival, the former president, John Mahama securing 47.36 per cent of votes. “At the end of the polls, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, obtained 6,730,413 votes, being 51.595% of the total valid votes cast.” Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the electoral commission told a…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s major presidential candidates sign peace pact ahead of polls

– Advertisement – The two leading candidates in Ghana’s Presidential election on December 7 have signed a peace pact at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. The incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and opposition leader and former president John Mahama committed to a peaceful election in an event that was broadcast live on national television. Both leading candidates will be going head to head for the third time in a presidential election. In 2012, former president John Mahama beat the President Akufo-Addo but the current president was successful in the 2016…

Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana holds special voting ahead of December 7 polls

– Advertisement – Ghana is holding a special voting exercise ahead of the actual voting day on December 7, 2020. Over 100,000 registered voters largely security officers, journalists and persons expected to discharge election duties on December 7 are casting their ballots. Covid-19 protocols are being strictly adhered by voters and officials managing the electoral process. There have been reports of relative calm at various polling stations across the country but pockets of reports of some voters not able to find their names on the electoral roll. The electoral commission…

Read More
RSS
Follow by Email