Key dates in Ghana

2016-12-07 08:23

As Ghana is expected to hold presidential elections on December 7, here are key dates since independence:

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'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.

African leaders cling to health, power

2012-08-08 22:47

In West Africa many ailing leaders tout good health until the very end.

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.

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