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Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees

2017-06-23 19:36

Ghana's government has sought to reassure the public that two former Guantanamo prisoners living in the West African nation remained under supervision, a day after a court ruled their arrival was unconstitutional without parliament's approval.

Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

2017-06-22 20:09

Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country.

Gambia top judge pulls out of inauguration challenge

2017-01-17 12:14

The Gambia's top judge has pulled out of hearing a bid by President Yahya Jammeh to halt the inauguration of president-elect Adama Barrow later this week, in a blow to the incumbent head of state.

'Fearful' Gambians flee 'looming political violence'

2017-01-16 14:46

Gambians fearful of a looming political violence are reportedly fleeing the tiny west African nation's capital Banjul, as the deadline for long-time leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power nears.

Gambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fears

2017-01-13 21:14

West African leaders began crisis talks with President Yahya Jammeh over his refusal to leave power, as fears grew of a refugee exodus caused by the nation's political impasse.

Akufo-Addo takes oath as Ghana's new president

2017-01-07 19:00

Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana's new president promising to stamp out government corruption and kickstart the private sector.

You did your best dad, daughter tells defeated Ghana's Mahama

2016-12-17 09:10

Defeated Ghanaian President John Mahama has posted on social media a letter written by his daughter, Farida, consoling him after he lost in the west African country's recent presidential elections.

African leaders 'to ask Gambia's Jammeh to step down'

2016-12-12 21:00

West African leaders are to head to Gambia to try to persuade incumbent President Yahya Jammeh to agree "to leave office" after his defeat at the ballot box, a Senegalese foreign ministry source says.

Ghana: John Mahama's concession speech

2016-12-12 10:17

Read Ghanaian President John Mahama's concession speech after he phoned opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and offered him his congratulations for emerging winner of the just ended elections.

Ghana's opposition candidate 'confident' he's won

2016-12-09 21:01

Ghana's opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo has claimed victory in the presidential election, despite the official results not yet being released.

 

Ghana court rules transfer of ex-Guantanamo detainees unconstitutional

2017-06-23 14:05

Ghana's Supreme Court has ruled that the transfer of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to the country is unconstitutional without parliamentary approval.

Ghana president says 'inherited' debts from predecessor

2017-02-21 18:01

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has inherited an economy reeling from huge fiscal deficits, rising inflation and high unemployment despite an IMF programme designed to stimulate growth.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

Gambia's Barrow flies to Mali for crisis talks

2017-01-14 07:40

West African leaders have flown out of Banjul with The Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow, en route to Mali for crisis talks with regional heavyweights in hopes of ending the nation's political impasse.

African leaders apply pressure as Jammeh faces isolation

2017-01-10 06:06

West African leaders have announced they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

Ghana president urges public to support successor

2017-01-05 16:06

Ghana's outgoing president John Mahama has urged his compatriots to get behind his successor, Nana Akufo-Addo, during his last state of the nation address.

Nigerian leader says Gambia's Jammeh is 'very receptive' – report

2016-12-13 20:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh has been "very receptive" to a delegation of west African leaders, who are expected to urge the long-ruling leader to step down following a poll defeat.

Ghana's president elect Akufo-Addo promises 'no witch-hunt'

2016-12-12 15:02

Ghana's president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has reportedly said that his government will set up a special prosecutor’s office to fight corruption.

BREAKING: Ghana president Mahama concedes defeat, sparking opposition joy

2016-12-10 08:02

Ghana's president John Mahama has conceded defeat two days after a hotly contested election, seen as a test for a country generally viewed as a beacon of stability in west Africa.

Ghana challenger leads presidential vote - media

2016-12-09 19:30

Opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo has a clear lead in Ghana's hotly contested presidential election, local media reports, although official results have yet to be published.

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