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Habiba’s Birthday Celebrations

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NPP protests composition of Supreme Court; case adjourned

The Supreme Court has adjourned sine die the hearing of the preliminary joinder motion filed by the NDC seeking to join the petition by the NPP challenging the election results. The case was adjourned after the lawyers for the New Patriotic Party protested the composition of the court. They argued that the composition of the court, presided over by Justice ...

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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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Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Ghana

The United States congratulates President John Dramani Mahama on his December 7 victory in the Ghanaian presidential race. International observers reported the elections to be free, fair, and transparent. We also commend the Ghanaian people who turned out in overwhelming numbers to participate in Ghana’s sixth successful presidential and parliamentary election since 1992. The Electoral Commission succeeded in guiding Ghana ...

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