‘Consolidating Democracy in Ghana’ – in a special issue of Kujenga Amani

‘A few days after the December 2016 elections in Ghana, a cartoon appeared in Uganda’s Sunday Monitor depicting a civics lesson in a classroom where the teacher asked the question: What is democracy? The response from the pupils was “Ghana.”’ So begins Audrey Gadzekpo’s overview of the 2016 elections in Ghana – ‘Consolidating Democracy in Ghana’ – in a special issue of Kujenga Amani. The special issue also includes essays focused on the peaceful alternation of power once again in Ghana, from one party and president to another; on the performance of Ghana’s first woman Electoral Commission chairperson; and on the continued challenges to bringing more women into parliament in Ghana. Enjoy!