The new President John Dramani Mahama was a minister for communication between 1998 and 2001. Shortly after that, he was in the Pan-African Parliament, before eventually becoming vice president. He has also written a memoir, My First Coup d’Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa. A few days ago, he was interviewed about the book by NPR. The audio and text of the interview are here.
Thoughts are with Ghana at the passing of President Atta Mills, who many described as being slow but steady. The vice president was sworn in last evening as the new president. The video of the swearing-in ceremony is here.