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Ghanaians on social media push CNN to correct story on elections


American cable TV network, Cable News Network (CNN) had no option but to make amends to a story it posted about Ghana’s elections after some Ghanaians put pressure on the network for misrepresenting the country.

The story was posted on December 7 and had some statements that were untrue.

The article, which was titled ‘Ghana Election: Incumbent concedes to Nana Akufo-Addo’ said that Ghanaians struggle to purchase food and queue for basic services.

“The national economy will be Akufo-Addo’s major challenge. Oil reserves were discovered off the coast of Ghana in 2007, but Ghanaians struggle to obtain food and day=to-day services. Rolling blackouts are common and citizens stand in long line to obtain products.

It also stated that Nana Akufo-Addo contested in the country’s presidential elections in 1998 but this was also untrue, as there was no election in Ghana in 1998. In that year, Nana Addo sought to be elected by delegates of his party to represent it in the 2000 elections but lost to John Agyekum Kufour.

Some Ghanaians took to social media to put pressure on the network to do this and the corrections have been done.










CNN has however, not apologized to the people of Ghana yet for this blunder.










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