Ghana’s president Mills died unexpectedly on Tuesday. That same day, then vice president Mahama was sworn in (ironic that my last post was about Mr. Mahama’s book tour and “NPR this morning” interview). BBC interviewed a Ghanaian journalist Thursday; the journalist expressed pride in the country’s people for turning to the constitution rather than to fighting in order to decide how to proceed. The constitution is only 30 years old. With all of the unrest in so many parts of Africa, this peaceful transition of presidential power does seem to be a beacon of hope for rule of law if not democracy itself.
I look forward to reading now President Mahama’s memoir.