• UK Minister for Africa hails Ghana as a "Beacon of Democracy" in Africa.

    Re-posting from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Blog Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds said: “I congratulate John Dramani Mahama on his election as President of Ghana and on elections that were widely recognised to be free, fair and transparent.” Speaking after the National Electoral Committee announced the Presidential...
  • Statement by the US Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Ghana

    The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States congratulates President John Dramani Mahama and the people of Ghana for the successful election on December 7. Nearly 80% of the electorate voted, continuing the Ghanaian tradition of widespread public participation in the democratic process. This is the...
  • Photos: NDC Supporters Jubilates in Sekondi-Takoradi

    Below are photos from Sekondi-Takoradi of NDC supporters celebrating on the streets of Sekondi-Takoradi; moments after the Electoral Commissioner Dr. Afari Gyan declared John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana. Related articles NDC wins- Celebrants hit the streets (africaphotographer.blogspot.com)...
  • Live-Blog: Monitoring Election Activities Across Ghana

    As part of my civic duty as a Ghanaian blogger, I’m helping curate and aggregate content about Ghana’s Elections which is underway across the country. On this blog, you’ll find live updates from trusted sources and Ghana Decides team members on the ground. You can follow the hash-tag #GhanaDecides...
  • Ghana Elections Infographic by @GhanaDecides

    The Ghanaian electorates goes to the poll to elect a President and Parliamentary candidates for their 275 constituencies on Friday, December 7, 2012. Over the past couple of months, Ghana Decides team been using social media tools (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Online debates) to monitor the political dialogue...
  • Blog Action Day — "Power of We" on Youth Unemployment in Africa

    I’ve been battling on various topics to focus my article on prior to this post and I can say, the sudden dismissal of about 150 plus young people from an International telecommunication company in Ghana caused me to share on the subject above. It is extremely overwhelming to hear...
  • Full Transcript of Pres. John D. Mahama at the UN Assembly

      Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. In accordance with Ghanaian tradition and custom, I would like to begin with a basic but essential courtesy- to express, on behalf of the government and people of my beloved country, our deepest gratitude and most profound appreciation...
  • Ghana's Saya Mobile at TechCrunch Disrupt With African Innovation.

        Co-founders Robert Lamptey and Badu Boahen of Saya Mobile pitched their messaging startup Saya Mobile at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference currently on-going in San Francisco, California yesterday highlighting the potential of African innovations to an international audience. The Saya Mobile App is for texting which mixes SMS,...
  • African Gathering 2012 Hosts Africa's Technology and Innovation Hub Managers

    “Across Africa, we have seen countless examples of people taking control of their destiny, and making change from the bottom up.” — President Barack Obama 2009 Africa Gathering will be hosting it’s festival of technologies & innovation event at the Thomas Reuters Foundation, London on June 15, 2012. This...