John Mahama Sworn In As Ghana’s New President

John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as Ghana’s new president on Tuesday, just a few hours after the death of John Atta Mills.

Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood swore in Mahama, who will complete Mills’ term that was due to expire at elections in December.

Mahama was Mills’ deputy.

A quick swearing in after the death of Mills showed the stability of one of Africa’s most successful democracies. This is especially so in a part of the world where the death of a leader is often followed by chaos.