Ghana election: Nana Akufo-Addo and his second term
11 December 2020 | 9:00 am
Veteran politician Nana Akufo-Addo has won a second term as Ghana's president. He still has old campaign promises to fulfill plus a post-coronavirus economy to reboot.
Gambian President Adama Barrow has comfortably won re-election, the electoral commission said on Sunday, though he may face a legal challenge from opposition candidates who rejected the results because of unspecified irregularities. Barrow received around 53% of Saturday's vote, far outstripping his nearest rival, political veteran Ousainou Darboe, who won about 28 percent.
Ghana is the largest gold producer in Africa. Its extraction poses serious threats to the environment, but one organization is training small-scale miners to engage in safer, eco-friendly mining methods.
Burning crop residue in sugarcane fields is a common and harmful practice among farmers in Ghana. Now Audrey S-Darko is helping them improve their harvests in a natural way without harming the environment.
Ghanaians love fashion and the 2021 edition of ‘Rythyms on da Runway" featured the work of hot young designers in the capital Accra, despite the blow that COVID has dealt the industry.
Nearly five million eligible voters in Hong Kong will elect just 20 of the city's 90 lawmakers; the others will be appointed by committees close to Beijing. The elections to the Legislative Council come after Beijing forced through changes to the city's electoral laws.
West African bloc ECOWAS said they hoped to have an election plan from Mali by the end of this year, after a meeting with the interim leaders. Mali's authorities had previously said elections could be delayed.
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A parliamentary committee has said holding the vote would be "impossible." The country's election board has now suggested January 24 as an alternative.
Volatile Libya was scheduled to hold democratic elections, meant to finally pave the way to stability and peace. But, with the vote now postponed, young Libyans are growing increasingly frustrated with the country's political elite.
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