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Ghana President Sworn In Despite Election Challenge

ACCRA — John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as Ghana’s president Monday, following last month’s disputed presidential and parliamentary polls.  However, members of the main opposition party boycotted the ceremony, saying the vote was stolen. Mahama took the oath of office before regional heads of state, dignitaries and tens of thousands of citizens Monday, promising he would not let his ...

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Ghana’s NPP Files Election Complaint

DAKAR — Ghana’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it is presenting the Supreme Court evidence of polling fraud and irregularities to challenge results of this month’s presidential contest, which election officials called in favor of incumbent President John Dramani Mahama by three percent of ballots cast.Gabby Asare Okyere Darko, adviser to NPP candidate Akufo-Addo, says elections were rigged in favor ...

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Ghana to Improve Transparency in Oil Contracts

In Ghana, efforts are underway to boost transparency in the country’s newly developed oil industry, which some say will likely double economic growth. New rules require the quarterly disclosure of contract agreements and oil revenues as a way of avoiding the corruption that that many African oil exporters call the “resource curse.” The rules are included in two new laws:  ...

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NDC Chicago Congratulates Mahama

It is with pronounced joy that the Chicago Branch of the National Democratic Congress extend our congratulations to the President-elect, H.E. John Dramani Mahama , The V-P- elect, His Excellency , Mr. Amissah Arthur, NDC parliamentarians elect and the entire membership of the NDC family for chalking another resounding and clear victory in this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. We ...

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2012 Christmas Celebrations In Chicago land!

Ghanaian Community Organizations in the Chicago area will not be left out of the Xmas celebrations this year because many community organizations here have lined up programs to celebrate the annual event! The Brong-Ahafo and Ewe Associations will not make the choice easy for community members as both organizations are preparing feverishly to fling lavish parties the same day, December ...

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ECOWAS ‘Pleased’ With Ghana Vote Conduct

The president of the ECOWAS commission says he is pleased with the organization and conduct of voters during Ghana’s elections. Ambassador Kadre Desire Ouedraogo commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), the political parties and the people of Ghana for what he says was a peaceful vote. ​​His comments came after the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed incumbent President John Mahama ...

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Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Washington, DC

  Thank you very much Chairman Coons and Members of the Committee for the opportunity to testify before you on this most important subject. Mali’s March 21, 2012, military coup d’état ended two decades of Malian democracy, resulted in the loss of the northern Mali to extremist groups, and further destabilized an already fragile Sahel region. Mali is now facing ...

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Fanti Society of Chicago donates to Central Regional Hospital

The Fanti Benevolent Society of Chicago, United States, in collaboration with the Mfantsiman Association of North America (MANA), on Thursday presented pap-smear testing kits worth $10,000.00, excluding shipment and duties, to the Central Regional Hospital (CRH). The pap-smear test is carried out on women by health professionals to ascertain their cervical cancer status for prompt medical attention on detection of ...

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