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Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo speaks on December elections December 4, 2012. Ghanaians will on December 7 go to polls to vote who becomes the next president. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI .

Ghana's Nana Akufo-Addo Wins Second Presidential Term

The official electoral results are in following Ghana's national elections. Nana Akufo-Addo has secured his second term in office as president although opposition parties have reportedly cried foul.

According to reports by Aljazeera, Ghana's Nana Akufo-Addo has won his second and final presidential term. Results released by the country's electoral commission this past Wednesday revealed that Akufo-Addo secured approximately 51.59 percent of the vote beating out his main opposition, former President John Mahama, and 10 other candidates who were also in the running. However, the opposition has cried foul following the results claiming that their own tallies showed that Mahama was in the lead. Ghana's elections have been largely peaceful according to independent observers although there have been isolated incidents of violence with at least 5 people having been reportedly killed.

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Akufo-Addo and his centre-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) party have strongly rejected the claim from the centre-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) that Mahama was in fact in the lead saying it could "endanger the peace of this country".

However, Mahama has persisted saying the following in a recent press conference:

"Some of what is happening is unacceptable and Nana Akudo-Addo continues to show credentials that are very undemocratic. You cannot use the military to try and overturn some of the results in constituencies that we have won. We will resist any attempts to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people."

No official disputes have been lodged with any Ghanaian courts as it pertains to to the opposition's discontent with the election results. In the meanwhile, what remains to be seen is whether or not President Akufo-Addo is able to deliver on his promises of boosting Ghana's economy following the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's vital oil and cocoa exports.

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Peep MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

Here's the full list of MTV Base's annual list of the hottest South African new wave MCs.

In recognition of the new wave, MTV Base, since last year, follows up their main Hottest SA MCs List with Hottest MCs New Wave.

As is always the case every year, the list was decided upon by a panel of insiders who are clued up on South African hip-hop.

This year's panel members were: DJ Nikki Newlands, music curator Kabelo Makhudu, DJ Zan D, writer Misa Narrates, event MC and presenter Uncle Vinny and journalist Jade Kelly. The panel was hosted by MTV Base presenter and rapper Tshego Koke.

Below is the final list:

MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

1. Blaq Diamond

2. Touchline

3. Lucasraps

4. Dee Koala

5. 25K

6. Indigo Stella

7. Maglera Doe Boy

8. Tumi Tladi

9. Hanna

10. Benny Chill

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