Ghana elections

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the elections in Ghana on 7 December 2008.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

democracy, democratization, elections, electoral systems, peace keeping, political history, political development, political parties, political participation, presidency, political leadership.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with the election in Ghana. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection
A Guide to Africa on the Internet.

African Political Resources

Listings of political sites sorted by country, with links to parties, organisations, governments, media and more.

African Studies Centre

A web dossier from the African Studies Centre in Leiden, Holland, on the election in Ghana containing titles from their library and various web sites.

Government of Ghana

The government of Ghana and the official Ghana website, incl. the Constitution and much more.

IFES ElectionGuide : Africa

Provided by IFES, an international nonprofit dedicated to the building of democratic societies. A comprehensive and timely source of verified election information and results available online.

International IDEA: Voter Turnout

A comprehensive global collection of political participation statistics. Voter turnout figures for national presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945 are presented country by country.

World leaders / Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Government

An online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments published and updated by the Central Intelligence Agency.

World Political Leaders in the Zárate's Political Collections (ZPC)

Chronological lists of leaders from countries since 1945: heads of State and Government, party leaderships, senior ministers and other relevant officials. Suitable for reference queries, research or documentation works.

Selected online articles

"Do not retain NPP in power - Rawlings". Article from Ghana Today.  24 November, 2008.

"Election 2008 could define president Kufuor’s legacy!". Article by Daniel K. Pryce, featured at the Ghana Home Page. 26 November, 2008.

"Ghanaian president palace under spot light". Article by afrol News. 11 November, 2008.

"No Govt can surpass NPP in execution of projects". Article featured at the Ghana Home Page. 25 November, 2008.

"Police gear up to prevent election violence". Article from IRIN Africa, part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 21 November, 2008.

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