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.

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.

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, facing possible upset, says respects result

2016-12-09 18:00

Ghana's president says he will respect the election results as local media predict his challenger, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, has won on his third run for the office.

Hackers target election website a day after Ghana vote

2016-12-08 13:26

Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission ahead of the release of results from a narrowly contested presidential election.

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.

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:

Rastas in Ghana preach peace ahead of presidential vote

2016-12-04 21:32

Ghana is internationally renowned for being a peaceful country on a continent scarred by ethnic clashes, dictators and crime. So what's its secret?

Jailed Ghana radio presenter gets presidential pardon

2016-08-24 05:47

Ghana's President John Mahama has pardoned a radio presenter and two panellists jailed after threatening to kill judges who had ordered the removal of names from the voters' register ahead of December elections.


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.

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: 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.

Tensions mount as Ghana awaits election results

2016-12-09 06:30

Tension is mounting in Ghana over delays in releasing the results of a nail-biting presidential election already tainted by sporadic outbreaks of violence.

I see a 'very good' chance of winning election, says Ghana's Mahama

2016-12-08 06:30

Ghana's president John Mahama says he has a "very good" chance of winning the presidential poll and dismissed talk of spiralling corruption in the west African country.

Ghana 'at brink of deadly political violence' as it heads to the polls

2016-12-07 08:44

A West African think tank, the Open Society Initiative has expressed concern over Ghana's elections, saying that the country faces deadly political violence if there is no clear winner.

Ghana opposition supporter killed at election rally

2016-12-07 07:22

A supporter of Ghana's main opposition party was killed this week following violent clashes at a campaign rally, as tensions flared ahead of presidential polls, police say.

Ghana's president Mahama outlines re-election manifesto

2016-09-18 16:05

Ghana's president John Mahama has announced his re-election manifesto, promising his economic growth and more jobs ahead of December polls.

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