John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as Ghana's president Monday and promised to lead the country "over the hurdles."
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Ghanaian President John Mahama won election to his first full term, narrowly out-polling challenger Nana Akufo-Addo, election results show.
Voting began Friday in most polling stations in Ghana, with President John Mahama in a tight race with Nana Akufo-Addo.
Tens of thousands of mourners gathered in the Ghanaian capital Accra Friday to pay their respects to President John Atta Mills, who died in July.
Nigeria should make social and economic changes to deal with violence and unrest, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the country's president.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, sworn in Tuesday after the death of John Atta Mills, said he will maintain the country's peace and stability.
Ghanian President John Atta Mills died Tuesday at a military hospital in Accra, the Ministry of Information said. He was 68.
The military coup in Mali reflects an old, backward and unstable Africa, troubled by ethnic and religious divisions. But to the south in Ghana a more prosperous and democratic African future seems to be emerging.
UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.