Ghana's Mahama to be sworn in

2013-01-07 07:59

Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama is set to be sworn into office following last month’s polls in a ceremony to be boycotted by the opposition, which has challenged the results in court.

Ghana's Rawlings family shakes politics

2012-12-03 09:35

Ghana’s ex-first lady has failed to get her name on the ballot for this week’s presidential polls, but has still managed to roil politics and spark endless guessing over her husband Jerry Rawlings' intentions.

Ghana's Mahama says to support cedi

2012-09-04 17:17

Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama says he has instructed his government to maintain policies targeting reduced inflation and support for the cedi currency.

Thousands attend funeral for Mills

2012-08-10 17:03

Thousands of mourners including African leaders, dignitaries and ordinary Ghanaians have attended the state funeral of former president John Atta Mills, who died ahead of a re-election bid.

Clinton heads to Ebola-stricken Uganda

2012-08-02 13:20

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has flown out of Senegal and headed to Uganda before visiting the world’s newest nation South Sudan.

Cancer 'curtailed Mills' performance'

2012-07-26 14:18

Ghana’s ex-leader Jerry Rawlings says late president John Atta Mills was suffering from cancer and could only work for a few hours per day before his death earlier this week.

Ghana mourns after death of president

2012-07-25 14:37

Ghana has been thrown into mourning after the sudden death of president John Atta Mills five months ahead of elections in the country seen as a bastion of democracy in west Africa.

Ghana's VP sworn in as new president

2012-07-25 08:12

Ghana's vice president has taken over as the country’s new president only hours after the 68-year-old John Atta Mills died five months before finishing his term.

Ghana President Mills dies

2012-07-24 18:43

Ghana's President John Atta Mills is dead, according to a statement sent by the president's office to Reuters.

Mills praises achievements in election year

2012-02-16 16:51

Ghana’s president John Atta Mills has boasted about economic and social progress achieved under his rule, an apparent signal that he would seek a second term in a presidential election scheduled this year.

I Coast wants suspects in Ghana arrested

2011-10-07 10:21

Ivory Coast’s president has urged Ghana to carry out arrest warrants issued over his country’s post-vote conflict as he visited the neighbouring nation where allies of Laurent Gbagbo have fled.

Ivorians resigned to long-haul crisis

2011-01-10 21:23

Few Ivorians have the stomach for military intervention to oust Laurent Gbagbo, and many are resigned to a political deadlock which they fear could last months or even years.

Ghana pumps oil for 1st time

2010-12-15 17:41

The impoverished West African nation of Ghana has become the world's newest oil producer, pumping crude for the first time from an offshore field in the Gulf of Guinea.

Obama, Mills to swap jerseys

2010-06-26 22:11

The presidents of the United States and Ghana are to swap football jerseys following the match between their two countries.

Ghana and I Coast meet over oil

2010-03-17 10:19

Ghana President John Atta Mills has met an Ivorian envoy over a dispute about the neighbours' offshore boundary, which falls in an oil-rich zone.


Ghana's Nana takes 2nd shot at top job

2012-12-04 11:25

Nana Akufo-Addo spent years campaigning against military regimes that once led Ghana and now, with democracy firmly in place, he is again running for president, a job that narrowly eluded him four years ago.

Ghana president to meet I Coast leader

2012-09-05 13:27

Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama is set to visit neighbouring Ivory Coast, which is seeking the extradition of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo’s spokesperson, who was arrested in Accra last month.

Ghana: Ruling party to endorse candidate

2012-08-30 19:02

Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress is expected to endorse President John Dramani Mahama for elections following the death of John Atta Mills last month.

Hillary Clinton arrives in Ghana

2012-08-10 07:49

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Ghana to attend the funeral of president John Atta Mills as she nears the end of a 10-day African tour.

Ghana swears in new VP

2012-08-07 07:54

Former central bank governor Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has been sworn in as Ghana’s new vice president after his nomination was approved by parliament.

Pope mourns Ghana president's death

2012-07-28 16:32

Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message of condolence to Ghana, following the sudden death this week of president John Atta Mills.

Ghana: Focus turns to election race

2012-07-26 07:57

Ghana has seen a smooth transition of power after the sudden death of its president, but as the nation mourns, attention is already turning to who will replace him as the ruling party’s candidate in the next election.

Zuma pays tribute to late Ghana leader

2012-07-25 11:49

President Jacob Zuma has hailed Ghana's late president John Atta Mills for working to strengthen relations between the two countries.

Atta Mills' death: Ghana mum on cause

2012-07-24 21:44

Ghana's President Atta Mills has died at age 68, only months before seeking a 2nd term.

Ghana 'a model of African democracy'

2012-03-09 07:57

President Barack Obama has praised Ghana as a model of democracy and growth in a continent that many Americans associate with poverty and violence.

Ghana's Mills - never OK homosexuality

2011-11-02 22:28

Ghana's President John Atta Mills says his government will never legalise homosexuality, weighing in for the first time on an issue that has led to talk of possible aid cuts by the United Kingdom.

Rawlings' wife launches challenge to Mills

2011-05-04 13:29

The wife of longtime Ghana ruler Jerry Rawlings has begun her challenge to President John Atta Mills for his party’s nomination ahead of 2012 elections amid drumming and dancing from supporters.

Ghana neutral on Ivory Coast

2011-01-07 16:25

The president of Ghana says his country will not take sides in a political stand-off in neighbouring Ivory Coast and he does not believe using force will solve the problem.

Mills: Some in govt in drugs trade

2010-12-15 11:47

Ghana’s president is concerned about trafficking and corruption within his own government, a report says, citing US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks.

Angola, Ghana to forge oil links

2010-06-24 09:01

Angola's state oil company wants to work in Ghana's emerging oil industry, which is expected to start producing crude from a massive new field, a minister has said.

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