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Remarks by HE John Dramani Mahama on Agriculture is cool: Engaging Africa’s youth at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group Ahmedabad, India. May 22- 25, 2017

Remarks by HE John Dramani Mahama on Agriculture is cool: Engaging Africa’s youth at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group Ahmedabad, India. May 22- 25, 2017

Thank you Lerato for the introduction Let me also thank the President of the African Development Bank, my good friend Dr. Adesina and his team for the invitation to me and other distinguished African citizens, some of who are on this afternoon’s panel. I am happy to be part of the quest to find solutions to the agricultural challenge that faces Africa, but which can be transformed into a multi-million-dollar opportunity for the continent and for our youth especially. As an African...

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Mahama attends AfDB 2017 Meetings in India

Mahama attends AfDB 2017 Meetings in India

Former President John Dramani Mahama is in Ahmedabad, India to attend the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The AfDB, which works to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of African people, is meeting on the theme ‘Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa.’ Former President Mahama will be speaking at a session on ‘Engaging Africa’s youth in Agriculture’ and also participate in a number of other sessions...

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Former envoys call on the Former President

Former envoys call on the Former President

Non-career Ambassadors and High Commissioners who served during the tenure of President John Dramani Mahama have paid a courtesy call on him to thank him for the honour and opportunity to serve their country abroad. Spokesperson for the former envoys, Ambassador Sam Pee Yalley, congratulated President Mahama for his dedicated service to Ghana, noting that he served with honour and distinction. The group indicated that as envoys, they are proud of their service, which contributed to the signi...

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Mahama chairs opening of new Obasanjo Centre in Abuja

Mahama chairs opening of new Obasanjo Centre in Abuja

Former President John D. Mahama on Tuesday chaired a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, to inaugurate the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Good Governance and Development at the National Open University of Nigeria. The ceremony, which was also attended by a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, was an opportunity to honour the former Nigerian President for his commitment and contribution to the promotion of education in Nigeria. The National Open University of Nigeria which started...

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It's workers day.

It's workers day.

I join my fellow countrymen and women to salute you all, gallant Ghanaian workers. #CelebratingGHWorkers #MayDay2017

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Blame not Mahama for your failures

Blame not Mahama for your failures

Special Aide to HE John Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, has in a statement advised President Nana Akufo-Addo and his government to work to fulfill their many promises to Ghanaians, instead of blaming the former president for their inability to fulfill the promises. Below is Mrs. Mogtari's full statement.   Blame not Mahama for your failures A statement by Joyce B. Mogtari   A government-sponsored attack has been launched on HE John Dramani Mahama, former President of t...

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Mr. Mahama receives Akuapem delegation

Mr. Mahama receives Akuapem delegation

A delegation from the Akuapem Royal House has official informed HE John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, of the death and funeral arrangements for the late queen mother of Akuapem, Ohemaa Dokua 1. The delegation, which called on the former President on Monday in his office, thanked him for his support, leadership over the years, and invited him to the funeral of the late queen mother.   President Mahama was joined by former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, Profe...

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John Mahama at David Axelrod’s Institute of Politics

John Mahama at David Axelrod’s Institute of Politics

Former President John D. Mahama early this month, April, shared his thoughts, knowledge and experiences as a former African Leader, a Historian, Communications Practitioner and Author with faculty and students of some universities in Chicago, USA. From the Northwestern University, the Chicago State University and the University of Chicago, President Mahama took his audience through a history of democratic consolidation on the African continent, the importance of peace and stability as a key i...

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Rev Jackson hosts John Mahama

Rev Jackson hosts John Mahama

American civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson on Sunday hosted former President John Dramani Mahama to dinner in Chicago, USA.  The dinner, attended by the Jackson family, afforded the two leaders an opportunity to discuss global issues, promoting peace and justice across the world, and improving the lives of African people.  President Mahama is in Chicago to deliver a series of lectures at the University of Chicago, the Chicago State University and the Northwestern Univ...

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Mahama inspires Boston Univ students

Mahama inspires Boston Univ students

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama is in Boston to deliver a series of lectures and also interact with the academic community in the Boston Area. On the first day of his three-days in Boston, Mr. Mahama visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and also the Boston University where he interacted with faculty and students of the two institutions.  Mr. Mahama also held meetings with the organizers of the African Development Conference (ADC) 2017 at the Harvard Univ...

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Baroness Scotland welcomes John Mahama

Baroness Scotland welcomes John Mahama

HE John Dramani Mahama on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Scotland, in London.  The two leaders discussed a number of issues relating to the development of the African Continent and how the Commonwealth Secretariat can help with addressing some of the identified challenges. The discussions also looked at democratic consolidation in Africa, women empowerment, African Economic Development and the challenges with Africa's populatio...

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Recollections of a Former African President

March 24, 2017

Recollections of a Former African President

March 24, 2017

On 24 February 2017, the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) hosted the former president of Ghana, John Mahama, at a roundtable discussion based on his book My First Coup d’état: And Other Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa. President Mahama was Ghana’s fourth leader of its fourth Republic. He was elected for a four-year term from 2013 to 2017. Preceding the election, he had served as the country’s de...

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Falsehood: No attack on former First Lady

Falsehood: No attack on former First Lady

Former First lady Lordina Dramani Mahama has not been involved in any gun shots incident, and is hale and hearty with her family. A statement denying reports from a phoney news website said, there has been no armed attack or robbery at the residence of former President John Dramani Mahama.  The former first family has been inundated with phone calls from concerned friends and relatives since the false publication on social media last night. The statement, signed by Joyce B. Mogtari, S...

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Women need our full support - Mrs. Mahama

Women need our full support - Mrs. Mahama

HE Lordina Dramani Mahama, President of the Lordina Foundation and former First Lady of Ghana, has in a message on International Women’s Day noted that the world owes it a duty to offer women all the support they need to fully exploit their potential and creativity. International Women’s Day, commemorated every March 08, has as its theme for 2017, ‘Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50:50 by 2030’. Mrs. Mahama argues that there there can be no other time th...

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I salute all Ghanaians

I salute all Ghanaians

Former President John Mahama has in a tweet and Facebook message on the occasion of Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary urged his fellow countrymen to work towards a better country. See President Mahama's 60th Independence Anniversary Message below:  "I salute all Ghanaians on the occasion of our 60th Independence Anniversary. Let's dedicate ourselves, on this occasion, to make the next 60years even better."

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Mahama mourns with Alan Kyeremanten

February 27, 2017

Mahama mourns with Alan Kyeremanten

February 27, 2017

HE John Dramani Mahama on Sunday joined the family of the late Mrs. Bridget Kyerematen-Darko for her final funeral rites following her burial on Saturday.  The deceased who until her death was the Executive Director of Aid to Artisans, Ghana was the sister of Ghana's Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen.  Former President Mahama was accompanied to the funeral by former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, a former Deputy Chief of Staff Johny Osei Kofi and some senior me...

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HOW CAN AFRICA WIN THE PROGRESS RACE?

February 23, 2017

HOW CAN AFRICA WIN THE PROGRESS RACE?

February 23, 2017

HOW CAN AFRICA WIN THE PROGRESS RACE? KEYNOTE SPEECH BY HE JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA AT THE ALM PERSON OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARDS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017     Thank you and good evening. It is an honour to be in the company of such distinguished fellow Africans gathered here tonight- Africans who have committed their lives to changing the negative narrative about our continent. A narrative about Africa being the richest continent, ye...

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Mahama attends Barrow's Inauguration

February 24, 2017

Mahama attends Barrow's Inauguration

February 24, 2017

Former President John Dramani Mahama will today join the people of The Gambia to inaugurate their new leader, President Adama Barrow, weeks after he was sworn into office in The Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Barrow's inauguration today, coincides with the 52nd Independence Anniversary of the small West African Country. Former President John Mahama was an ECOWAS Co-Mediator in the efforts towards resolving the election dispute that followed the December 01, 2016 election. Sign...

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WHEN THE APPLAUSE IS LOUDEST

February 22, 2017

WHEN THE APPLAUSE IS LOUDEST

February 22, 2017

Good morning. Thank you, Aly Khan Satchu for the invitation to speak, and for that gracious introduction. It is a real pleasure and an honour to be here in Nairobi with all of you today. I am grateful for the opportunity to share some thoughts on democracy in general, and democracy in our beloved Africa in particular. I would like to begin by telling you a story. It’s a story that I have told many times in my life and have even written about. It’s about an...

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