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Ghana's main opposition party will contest election results

Dec. 10, 2020 5:57 AM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, whose candidate came in second in a tightly contested presidential election, has said it will contest the results announced by the electoral commission late Wednesday. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was...

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addoin arrives to vote at a polling station in Accra, Ghana, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. Voters lined up early in Ghana to cast their ballots in presidential and legislative elections likely to test the West African nation's credentials as one of the most politically stable countries on the continent. (AP Photo/Ofoe Amegavie)

Ghana president re-elected for 2nd term in tight race

Dec. 9, 2020 4:29 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected for a second term after a tightly contested election, Ghana's election commission said Wednesday. Akufo-Addo of the governing New Patriotic Party won Monday's election outright with 51.6% of the votes, beating former President...

FILE- In this Sept. 25 2019 file photo, Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. Ghanaians head to the polls for general elections on Monday Dec. 7 2020 that many contend will be a close race between the current head of state and a former president who have faced off twice before in one of the continent’s most politically stable countries. The vote is also seen as a test of democracy for the West African nation whose regional neighbors Guinea and Ivory Coast saw leaders hold onto power for third terms after constitutional changes. Whoever wins Ghana’s election will serve their second and final term. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, file)

Ghana heads to polls next week as democracy tested in region

Dec. 5, 2020 7:14 AM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanaians head to the polls for general elections Dec. 7 that many contend will be a close race between the current head of state and a former president who have faced off twice before in one of the continent’s most politically stable countries. The vote is also seen as a test of...