Ghana’s Mahama reaches out to defeated rivals

Ghana's newly elected President Mahama attends a victory rally to thank his supporters in the National Democratic Congress the party of the late president Atta Mills at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in AccraACCRA (Reuters) – Newly elected Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama on Monday urged his defeated political opponents to join him "as partners" to improve the West African state, as his chief rival threatened to launch a court battle over the poll results. Mahama was declared winner of the December 7 election, which was widely seen as a test of whether country – one of the fastest growing economies in Africa – can maintain its reputation as a pillar of democracy in a troubled region. …

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