I sent out the below email to the friends and supporters of Africa Agenda on July 10, a day after our event in Greeley Colorado. The event was a discussion, Obama Ghana and John Atta Mills: Engaging Africa about economic growth, development and democracy, in the wake of the president’s visit to Ghana July 10 & 11.
I thought I share it with our readers.
Friends and supporters of Africa Agenda
On July 9 in Greeley Colorado, our organization held an important discussion about President Obama’s historic visit to Ghana which starts July 10 in Accra. We like to report back to you about the outcome of that event.…
Wednesday January 7 saw the installation of opposition leader John Atta Mills as president in Ghana, the second such change in the country since the return to multi party elections in 1990. It was a victory for the NDC, for the entire country of Ghana and for the opposition which snatched a narrow victory from the ruling NPP party. It may have been a hard fought and hard won election but the idea that change can come to Ghana so easily, this time and without bloodshed, after years in which military force was the only answer, is causing analysts to look at the entire African continent somewhat differently.…
Based on reports from the BBC, Reuters and CNN, there is tension in Ghana as supporters of both the ruling party and the opposition started squaring off Sunday prior to the announcement of the runoff election results. A victor has not been announced but some reports say Atta Mills of the Opposition National democratic Congress (NDC) is ahead and poised to win.zero