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Ghana president Mahama urges public to support successor

Accra, Ghana | AFP |  Ghana’s outgoing president John Mahama urged his compatriots to get behind his successor, Nana Akufo-Addo, during his last state of the nation address on Thursday. Mahama told parliament in the capital, Accra, that he was happy to step down and let his long-time rival take …

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COMMENT: Universal health in Africa

COMMENT: By Matshidiso Moeti Ghana’s insurance scheme and Ethiopia’s a cadre of health-extension workers prove it is achievable Three years ago, a young boy in rural Guinea fell victim to the Ebola virus. An epidemic soon took hold of West Africa. By the time it was contained, it had killed …

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Ghana president concedes defeat, sparking opposition joy

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s President John Mahama conceded defeat Friday two days after a hotly contested election, seen as a test for a country generally viewed as a beacon of stability in west Africa. Mahama called to congratulate opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, whose supporters had already gathered outside …

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GHANA: President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana President Mahama concedes defeat Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s President John Mahama called opposition Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday to concede defeat and congratulate him on victory in the country’s hotly contested election, a party official said. “Yes he has conceded defeat,” George Lawson of Mahama’s New Democratic Congress …

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Ghana opposition celebrates as media projects vote win

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo has a clear lead in Ghana’s hotly contested presidential election, local media reported Friday, although official results have yet to be released two days after the vote. And supporters of incumbent President John Mahama insisted he had emerged triumphant again, despite …

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Ghana challenger Akufo-Addo leads presidential vote

Tensions rise over delay of Ghana’s election results Accra, Ghana | AFP |  Opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo has a clear lead in Ghana’s hotly contested presidential election, local media reported Friday, although official results have yet to be published. Akufo-Addo has won more than 54 percent of the vote in …

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Five things to know about Ghana

Accra, Ghana | AFP |  Ghana is a resource-rich west African country where worries about the economy are set to dominate Wednesday’s presidential election. Major producer of cocoa, gold  Ghana is the world’s second biggest producer of cocoa after Ivory Coast and Africa’s second biggest gold producer after South Africa. …

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How fake US embassy in Ghana issued visas for 10 years

Washington, United States | AFP |  Fraudsters posing as consular officers operated a fake American embassy in the Ghanaian capital Accra for about a decade and printed counterfeit visas, a US official said Monday. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said no one was believed to have entered the United …

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