Ghana’s gets new President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Akufo-Addo, 72, defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in peaceful elections a month ago.
Akufo-Addo served as foreign minister and attorney general in the NPP government that ruled between 2001 and 2009. He twice previously lost close battles for the presidency. He is the son of a former chief justice and non-executive president of Ghana.
Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party also won a majority of 169 seats in Parliament while the former ruling National Democratic Congress now has 106 seats.