Archive for December, 2008

Ghana: Opposition NDC wins polls but…

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has declared the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) winners of 229 out of the 230 constituencies in Ghana’s presidential run-off. Its candidate Prof. Atta-Mills obtained 4,501,466 representing 50.13% while the ruling NPP had 4,478,411 (49.87%).
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Ghana should learn from Kenya

Ghana seems to have turned death ears on what happened in Kenya. Already tension is growing around some parts of the West African country as results of the Sunday presidential run-off delays. Supporters of the opposition NDC have besieged the offices of the Electoral Commission demanding the early release of the results. I am posting Judy Kibinge’s short film, “Coming of Age,” which captures events leading to the post-election violence in Kenya recently. Ghana are we listening???

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Ghana’s Next President

mills_myblogIn 2000 he stood his first competitive political position to become Ghana’s president but lost to Ghana’s incumbent president J.A Kufuor. In 2004, he bounced back on the same ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and was defeated miserably by the same man.
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Ghana: Opposition NDC heads for glory

mills_ndc_candidate1Latest provisional results of the close presidential run-off in Ghana put the opposition National Democratic Congress in an early lead. Its candidate Prof. Atta-Mills has 4,419,419 representing 50.64% of 223 out of the 230 constituencies. The ruling NPP trails with 4,307,120 votes (49.36%).
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Ghana: Voting ends, counting begins

ghana_electionsVoting has ended in a generally peaceful election run-off in West Africa’s peaceful nation of Ghana. Counting of ballot papers currently underway in the over 22,000 polling centres throughout the country. Turnout was not as impressive as the first round held in December 7 2008, the media reported.
The election itself was characterized by alleged irregularities and pockets of skirmishes in some parts of the country notably Ashaiman constituency in the industrial city of Tema, Odododiodoo in the Greater Accra region and some parts of the Ashanti and Volta regions – NPP and NDC strongholds respectively.
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Ghana: Election run-off kicks-off

Voting began on time in the West African nation of Ghana as it goes into an election run-off on Sunday to elect a new president. Long queues formed at polling centres hours before voting opened at 7am. The new president replaces incumbent Kufuor who voluntarily steps down after two terms in office.
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When will Africa think?

There we go again. Another useless and stupid coup d’etat in Guinea just hours after the former president Lansana Conte died. A gang of thieves and riff-raffs in military uniforms have rubbished the supreme document – Constitution – of the West African State and installed themselves as new leaders.
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December 2008

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