Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago.
In the era of neoliberal capitalism, both the ideology of Pan-Africanism and the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have become commodities
An economist and former central bank governor, Mahamudu Bawumia, was sworn in as vice president.
The peaceful nature of Ghana's election cemented its position as a beacon of democracy in Africa.
President John Mahama had appealed for calm and told his supporters he would respect the outcome of the vote whether he won or lost.
The New Patriotic Party said its candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, had taken 53.5% of the vote so far - against 44.8% for President John Mahama.
“The elections have generally been peaceful, far more peaceful than anticipated,” Seidu Alidu, an analyst.
Ghana is held up a beacon of democracy in West Africa with a track record of peaceful elections.
The sham embassy was housed in a run-down, pink two-storey building with a corrugated iron roof and flew a US flag outside.
Protests and vigilante groups could mar Ghana’s elections, but its institutions and citizens are solid.
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Vast numbers of people who migrate in search of a better life end up living in marginal conditions that put their health at risk.
Solomon Adufah has turned the now iconic image of Jake into a crowdfunding initiative to support him and other children like him in Ghana.
Since the outbreak of Ebola in west Africa a number of countries have launched information campaigns to curb the consumption of bushmeat.
It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania’s rural areas and villages.
Dodgy jury duty is hampering the legal system in Ghana — but with a few reforms this can change.
Lecturers and students began campaigning for the Indian nationalist leader's statue to be removed shortly after it was installed.
Asamoah said she wanted to see young people help uplift the continent
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