What’s at Stake in Ghana’s Election?

What’s at Stake in Ghana’s Election?
Presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo addresses supporters during a rally, Accra, Ghana, Dec. 11, 2012 (AP photo by Gabriela Barnuevo).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss Belarus’ opening toward the West, the slow wheels of transitional justice in Burkina Faso, and the outlook for Peru under President Pablo Kuczynski. For the Report, Dorina Bekoe joins us to talk about the growing risk of instability in Ghana ahead of the December presidential election.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

Belarus’ Lukashenko Gestures Toward Openness in a Bid to Impress the West

Two Years After Compaore’s Ouster, the Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly in Burkina Faso
With a Strong Economy and New President, Is Peru Ready to Modernize?
Ghana’s Perfect Storm: Is Africa’s Model Democracy in Danger of Faltering?

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

CCTV Africa: Incumbent President in Ghana Launches Presidential Campaign
TV3 Network Limited Ghana: EC Blames Political Parties for Electoral Violence in Their District Offices
GhanaWeb TV: President John Mahama Addresses the United Nations

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