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General News of Friday, 6 January 2017


African leaders arrive ahead of Akufo-Addo's inauguration

Some African heads of state arriving in Ghana less than 24 hours to the official inauguration of President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Zambia President, Edgar Lungu and Equatorial Guinea President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo have touched down at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Friday.

Also in Ghana are the presidents of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika; Egypt, Abdul Fattah el-Sisi and Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma.

Others are Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome and Chadian President, Idriss Déby.

They were received by some officials of the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government namely Hackman Owusu Agyeman, National Security Minister-designate, Albert Kan Dapaah and Papa Owusu Ankomah.

The Saturday ceremony is expected to be attended by at least 6,000 people including 11 Presidents from Africa and European countries. Côte d’Ivoire President, Alassane Ouattara is the guest of honour for the programme.