December 7th, 2012
02:28 AM ET

Ghana votes in another test of its stable democracy

Ghanaians vote Friday in a general election that pits the incumbent against the son of a former president in one of Africa's most stable democracies.

The west African nation is hailed as a beacon of peace and democracy in a region beleaguered with coups, conflicts and civil wars.

Incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama, a former vice president who took over after his predecessor died this year, is one of eight contenders vying for the top position.

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  1. janesha

    nope. definitly from Ghana. she is a ghaneese lady.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. ADU-GYAMFI CHARLES

    God has answered our prayers with peaceful election.May the Almighty continued Blessing Ghana.

    December 8, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |