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Ghanaians will be heading to the polls on 7 December to elect their next president for a four-year term. Although 12 parties are competing, the electoral campaign has been polarised around two major ones: the NDC (National Democratic Congress) and the NPP (National Patriotic Party).

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ACCRA - Ghana has been lauded for its COVID-19 response and a fairly low death toll of 323 people. Total cases have now surpassed 50,000, however, and the president recently warned citizens to stay vigilant. Experts fear that cases will increase as political parties go into full campaign mode ahead of the December 7 vote.

Burkina Faso

Burkinabes go to the polls on Sunday as the conflict-hit country faces an escalating humanitarian and economic crisis.

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Ghana

ACCRA, GHANA - Less than three weeks ahead of Ghana's election, anti-corruption Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has resigned, alleging political interference with his work. Political analysts say Amidu's resignation may affect the December polls.

Ghana

Jerry 'Junior Jesus' Rawlings died Thursday morning at the Korle-Bu University Hospital in Accra, where he had been admitted a week earlier. President Nana Akufo-Addo and former president John Mahama have announced the temporary suspension of their election campaigns, ahead of 7 December polls.

Ivory Coast

More clashes broke out over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's reelection on Tuesday as West African nations and France called for dialogue to end tensions over his contested third term.

Ivory Coast

While Henri Konan Bédié received Western ambassadors at his home on 4 November, several West African heads of state offered to mediate. What are the growing pressures being exerted today on the president of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire?

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Supporters of Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo gather outside his residence to celebrate his re-election for a second term, after a tightly contested presidential election. Akufo-Addo of the centre-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) received 6,730,413 or 51.59 percent of votes while Mahama of the centre-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) received 6,214,889 or 47.36 percent, the electoral commission's chairperson Jean Adukwei Mensa said.

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast opposition leader Pascal Affi Nguessan has been arrested for announcing the creation of a parallel government after boycotting last month's presidential election.

Ivory Coast

In a speech broadcast on social media, the former National Assembly president called for the creation of a transitional body and asked defence and security forces to block Alassane Ouattara’s third term.

Ivory Coast

Silent since his arrest in April 2011, Ivorian former president Laurent Gbagbo waited until the last minute to speak. It was a way to prove to Ivorians and his great rival, President Alassane Ouattara, that he can still influence the political game.

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