Top Africa stories: Zim, Ghana, Zambia

2017-01-09 20:27

Morgan Tsvangirai has held talks with African leaders over his Zimbabwe's continuously deteriorating crisis and Ghana's new president Akufo-Addo has been caught up in a plagiarism scandal.

Ghana's new president Akufo-Addo caught up in plagiarism scandal

2017-01-09 08:21

The office of Nana Akufo-Addo has issued an apology after the new Ghanaian president was accused of lifting passages from speeches by Bill Clinton and George W Bush during his inaugural address to the nation.

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.

President Zuma congratulates new Ghanaian president

2016-12-10 19:40

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Ghana's new president elect Nana Akufo-Addo on his win, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said.

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.

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 opposition leader to stand in 2016

2014-03-20 18:08

Ghana's opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, who narrowly lost the country's last two presidential polls, will again seek his party's nomination for the 2016 general election.

Poll dispute tests Ghana's democracy

2012-12-13 10:55

Ghana's status as West Africa's flagship democracy has been tested by opposition claims that presidential polls were rigged, but analysts voiced hope the battle would be fought in court, not the streets.

Ghana's Nana not ready to concede

2012-12-11 10:22

The opposition candidate in Ghana's presidential polls says he is not ready to concede defeat after alleging a "pattern of fraud", but has not yet decided whether to challenge the results in court.

Ghana polls: Mahama declared winner

2012-12-10 07:59

Ghanaian incumbent John Dramani Mahama has been declared the winner of closely fought presidential polls, but the opposition has alleged fraud.


Tsvangirai holds 'meetings' with African leaders ahead of 2018 polls

2017-01-09 14:34

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai reportedly held a number of meetings with some of the African leaders who attended the inauguration ceremony of Ghana's new president Nana Akufo Addo over the weekend.

Akufo-Addo to be sworn in as Ghana's new president

2017-01-07 07:00

Nana Akufo-Addo is set to to be sworn in as Ghana's new president after beating incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama in elections last month.

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 president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote

2016-12-07 11:33

Voters in Ghana are casting ballots in presidential and legislative elections despite widespread concerns over the credibility of the country's electoral commission.

Ghana election: what you need to know

2016-12-05 17:11

Two old foes are stepping back into the ring to fight in Ghana's hotly contested presidential election on December 7.

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 police raid opposition office

2012-12-12 14:07

Ghana's opposition party says police and soldiers have raided an office where the party is recounting votes to contest the results of last week’s presidential poll.

Ghana opposition discuss way forward

2012-12-10 17:06

Ghana's opposition has met to discuss the election loss and plot their way forward.

Ghana put to the test with elections

2012-12-07 15:17

Ghanaian voters head to the polls with two main presidential candidates vying to lead a booming economy in a country seeking to live up to its promise as a beacon of democracy in turbulent west Africa.

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