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Ghana elections: Some political heavyweights fall

Election 2008 is producing mixed fortunes for the two major political parties. Heavy weights are tumbling. Uncertified results as at press time Sunday night, indicated that some stalwarts of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) including Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Minister of Water; Works and Housing, and MP for Salaga, Stephen Asamoah …

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Ghana’s historic elections peaceful

On Sunday, December 7, 2008, Ghanaians voted in an election that would enhance the country’s image as the beacon of hope, peace and democracy in Africa. Reports coming from all over the country generally show that the polls have been conducted in an orderly manner. The elections for a President …

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Ghana elections: New president to usher in oil era

Ghanaians are voting for a new president on Sunday, December 7, 2008 in a tight race between two foreign-educated lawyers hoping to lead the West African nation into an era of greater prosperity thanks to offshore oil. The elections are widely expected to be peaceful. That would be a boost …

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Ghanaians vote for new president

Ghanaians have gone to the polls to elect a new president and parliament, in a country often held up as an example of good government in Africa. President John Kufuor is stepping down after serving the maximum two terms and the race to succeed him is a tight one. Nana …

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Ghanaians pray for peaceful elections

Listeners to local radio stations were calling in, before dawn, with prayers for peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections. With the polls being held for the first time on a Sunday, many churches had held services the day before to allow their congregations to vote. In Jamestown, a fishing community in …

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Ghana elections: Journalists predict peaceful, free and fair elections

Senior media practitioners are expecting Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections across Ghana to be the most credible, peaceful and cleanest in the nation’s history. Pollster, Ben Ephson, Media Commission’s Executive Secretary, George Sarpong, Kwaku Baaku Junior of the Crusading Guide and Eric Kwame Ametor of the Ghana Palaver have all …

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