Thursday , 18 January 2018

POLITICS

Gambia’s Jammeh to contest defeat in court

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Veteran Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh announced a legal challenge to an election in which he had already conceded defeat, in a weekend of dramatic twists that sparked international furore and fear of a crackdown in the west African state. A week after conceding defeat to upstart rival Adama Barrow in the December 1 vote, Jammeh rejected the polls on Friday, ... Read More »

No time to witch-hunt NDC – Akufo-Addo

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Ghana’s president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that even though he will fight corruption he will not witch-hunt any member of the outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) officials. This was contained in a response to a letter written by former president Rawlings to him. In his letter Rawlings called on Nana Akufo-Addo to fight corruption to the barest minimum. “Your victory ... Read More »

Presidential transition team inaugurated

Akufo-Addo will takeover power from Mahama on January 7

President Mahama has inaugurated the Presidential Transition team as required by law  to oversee the peaceful and hitch-free transfer of the affairs of the country from the National Democratic Congress to the New Patriotic Party. Outgoing Finance minister Seth Tepker and Ken Ofori Atta transitional team member in charge of Finance The team will be co chaired by President Mahama ... Read More »

The triumph of Democracy in Ghana and West Africa

A woman votes in Ghana's 2016 elections

Democracy may be in retreat in the rest of the world, but this sub-region is bucking the trend. Followers of world news may be forgiven to believe that democracy is in retreat around the world. Readers of the New York Times were shocked to learn the extent to which democracy is “de-consolidating” around the world. Who would have guessed that Swedes, ... Read More »

UN Security Council demands Gambia’s Jammeh hand over power

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The UN Security Council demanded that Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn. In a unanimous statement on Saturday, the 15 council members called on Jammeh to “respect the choice of the sovereign people of The Gambia, as he did on December 2 2016, and to ... Read More »

NPP condemns post-election attacks, charges supporters to be calm

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The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned attacks claimed to have been visited on the supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) by NPP supporters. The party urges the “Ghana Police to enforce the laws of the land and bring to book any person, irrespective of their political affiliations, found to be perpetrating acts of violence ... Read More »

Hearts of Oak congratulate Vincent Sowah Odotei for winning La Dade Kotopon seat

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Hearts of Oak entourage on Saturday visited the newly elected Member of Parliament Vincent Sowah Odotei to congratulate him for winning the La Dade Kotopon seat for the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Odotei who happens to be the club’s acting Managing Director in last Wednesday’s election stunned the incumbent Nii Amassah Namoale from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win the seat. ... Read More »

Arrest rampaging NPP supporters – President Mahama orders Police

President John Mahama

President John Mahama has instructed the security agencies to arrest rampaging supporters of the New Patriotic Party. The order comes on the back of reports of attacks on supporters of the NDC following their defeat in Wednesday’s polls. Some individuals who appeared in NDC adverts have allegedly been injured by jubilant supporters of the elephant family. In a statement, President ... Read More »

Francisca Oteng Mensah: Meet Ghana’s youngest MP after Election 2016

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Parliamentary candidate for the NPP in the Kwabre East Constituency, Ms. Francisca Oteng Mensah will become the first university undergraduate and youngest person to enter parliament when it resumes for its next session in 2017. Ms. Oteng Mensah, a 26-year old Law student of the Kwame Nkrumah University beat her contender from the NDC with more than 50,000 votes to ... Read More »

Akufo-Addo has the skills to surmount economic challenges – Kofi Annan

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Former UN Secretary, General Kofi Annan has congratulated  Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as the 5th president of Ghana under the fourth republic. The Nobel Laureate said he is confident Akufo-Addo has the skills to manage the country from the current economic challenges. “I congratulate our new president-elect wholeheartedly, and I also commend President Mahama for graciously conceding defeat” said Mr Annan. ... Read More »