John Mahama

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Nana Akufo-Addo gives a speech after being sworn in during his inauguration as president of Ghana, in Accra. Photograph: Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo called for unity as he was sworn in on Thursday, after acrimonious elections that culminated in a fight on the floor(...)

A woman holds her child as she prepares to cast her vote at a polling station in the eastern region district of Kyebi on December 7th during Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty

Ghanaians went to the polls on Monday in presidential and parliamentary elections, as international observers praised the country for its adherence to(...)

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. A presidential election will take place in Ghana next year. Photograph:  Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana’s government says it has halted a coup attempt, arresting three suspects, though analysts and citizens have expressed doubt at how serious the i(...)

Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow arrives to meet with a delegation of West African leaders in relation to his country’s presidentali election crisis. Photograph: Afolabi Soktunde/Reuters

Gambia’s ruling APRC party on Tuesday filed a petition to its supreme court challenging the outcome of the December 1st election which its candidate, (...)

A soldier stands guard at the wreckage of a petrol station that exploded overnight, killing about 150 people, in Accra, Ghana. Photograph: Matthew Mpoke Bigg/Reuters

An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has killed about 150 people, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain, t(...)