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John Atta Mills

Leaders Mourn Death Of Ghana's Bastion Of Democracy

AP | FRANCIS KOKUTSE | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

ACCRA, Ghana — World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians on Friday for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize Ghana's...

Puppet Masters

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.02.2012 | World
Juliet Asante

How then can a ruler ever hope to change the system in any true fashion without sacrificing his position? For fear of losing the favor of and displeasing his benefactors, he therefore becomes a prisoner in the very position of "power" he sort.

A Nation United in Grief

Gregory Rockson | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Gregory Rockson

In a region where the death of a president has been used as an opportunity to organize coup d'etats, the smooth and peaceful transition was unprecedented and further strengthened Ghana's democratic credentials and reaffirmed its status as a beacon of hope for Africa.

Ghana Swears In New Prez Hours After Atta Mills' Death

AP | FRANCIS KOKUTSE and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

ACCRA, Ghana — President John Atta Mills' election victory secured Ghana's reputation as one of the most mature democracies in West Africa, a po...

Report: President Of Ghana Dies At Age 68

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

ACCRA, July 24 (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Atta Mills has died unexpectedly, a presidential statement said, and an aide said his death occurred...

Obama In Ghana: 'Africa Not Separate From World Affairs'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) ACCRA, Ghana — America's president and Africa's son, Barack Obama dashed with pride onto the continent of his ancestors Saturday, challengi...

Obama Campaigns for South African Ruling Party ... in Zulu

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Jacobs

More like South Africa's embattled ruling party, the African National Congress is using Barack Obama to attract voters.

Ghana President Mills Under Pressure as Corruption Charges Surface

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Published by, a global citizen reporting platform with 4,000 contributors worldwide. By Dawn Ganu ACCRA-- The president of Ghana ...

Ghana Election: Opposition Leader Wins Presidency

AP | FRANCIS KOKUTSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ACCRA, Ghana — Opposition leader John Atta Mills was declared Ghana's next president Saturday in a peaceful ballot that secured the West African...

Ghana: Narrow Lead For Opposition Candidate After Peaceful Presidential Runoff

AP | FRANCIS KOKUTSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ACCRA, Ghana — Opposition leader John Atta Mills was leading in Ghana's presidential election Monday, and his supporters poured into the streets...