Republic of Ghana Vice-President John Dramani Mahama has recently launched a new website. The site features articles by him that have been published in journals throughout the world., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
18th July 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mrs. Mavis Asamoah: MahamaAssistant@yahoo.co.uk
His Excellency John Dramani Mahama Launches New Website, Writes Article on Democracy in Africa in Current Issue of BBC Focus on Africa Magazine: “Listen Carefully”
[ link to article: http://www.vpghana.gov.gh/writings/MahamaBBCArticle.pdf ]
The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, announces the launch of his new website: www.vpghana.gov.gh . With this new website, Mr. Mahama, a former Minister of Communications, who is being widely hailed as one of the most technologically adept leaders in Africa, hopes to keep citizens well informed of his activities and of current, important developments in the nation.
One of the many postings on this new website is an article written by Mr. Mahama that is featured in the current issue of BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine, titled “Listen Carefully.” In the article, Mr. Mahama draws a parallel between the current wave of democracy in Africa, from the Northern countries to the sub-Saharan countries, and the movement for independence from colonialism that began over five decades ago, with Ghana leading the way as the first sub-Saharan nation to gain its independence.
With this article, which also stresses the importance of leaders taking note of the needs and desires of their citizens, Mr. Mahama has again revealed himself to be among a new brand of African leadership, one that is paving the way toward progress, development, and stability on the continent.
The Vice President is an avid writer and has had numerous articles published in various local and international publications and newspapers, all of which can be found on his new website.
It was earlier announced that Mr. Mahama’s forthcoming book, My First Coup d’Etat and Other True Stories From the Lost Decades of Africa, which has already received critical acclaim from the legendary Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Commonwealth Prize winner Aminatta Forna, and US National Book Andrew Solomon, will be published worldwide in June 2012 by Bloomsbury, a highly respected publishing house based in the US and the UK.
Links to Mr. Mahama’s previous articles and to his official Facebook page can be found at the bottom of this press release. He can also be followed on Twitter: @GhanaVeepJDM
For questions and correspondence directly relating to this article you may contact Mrs. Mavis Asamoah, whose information is listed above. For all other questions please contact:
Mr. Stanislav Xoese DOGBE
Office of the President
T: +233 24 435 4549
We encourage you to visit His Excellency John Dramani Mahama’s new website, to forward the article link to colleagues and others, and to repost on social networks.
Mrs. Mavis Asamoah
Links to Past Articles by H.E. John Dramani Mahama
Article: “What Would Fela Think of Today’s Africa?” (9 June 2011): http://www.theroot.com/views/what-would-fela-think-todays-africa?page=0,0
Article: “The Bridge Between Ghana and Black America” (6 March 2011): http://www.theroot.com/views/independence-black-america
Article: “Wired for Freedom in Africa” (11 February 2011): http://www.theroot.com/views/your-take-status-update-digital-technology-africa
Article: “The Politics of Peace” (18 January 2011): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-dramani-mahama/the-politics-of-peace_1_b_810534.html
Article: "There’s Still Hope for Democracy in Africa" (20 December 2010): http://www.theroot.com/views/your-take-there-s-still-hope-democracy-africa
Article: "Seeing Africa With Different Eyes" (12 June 2010): http://www.theroot.com/views/your-take-seeing-africa-different-eyes
Official Facebook Page for H.E. John Dramani Mahama: http://www.facebook.com/pages/His-Excellency-John-Dramani-Mahama/174591832555281