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John Kufuor

Personal data
Date of birth08 December 1938(age 71)
Place of birthKumasi, Gold Coast
Political partyNew Patriotic Party
SpouseTheresa Mensah
ReligionRoman Catholic
2nd President of Ghana
(4th Republic)
In office7 January 2001 - 7 January 2009
PresidentAliu Mahama
Vice PresidentAliu Mahama
Succeeded byJohn Atta Mills
Preceded byJerry Rawlings

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John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor (born 8 December 1938) was the second president of the 4th Republic of Ghana (2001 - 2009) and Chairperson of the African Union (2007 - 2008). His victory over John Atta-Mills after the end of Jerry Rawlings' second term marked the first peaceful democratic transition of power in Ghana since the country's independence in 1957.

Kufuor's career has been spent on the liberal-democratic side of Ghanaian politics, in the parties descended from the United Gold Coast Convention and the United Party. He was a minister in Kofi Abrefa Busia's Progress Party government during Ghana's Second Republic, and a Popular Front Party opposition frontbencher during the Third Republic. In the Fourth Republic he stood as the New Patriotic Party's candidate at the 1996 election, and then led it to victory in 2000 and 2004. Having served two terms, in 2008 he was no longer eligible for the presidency.

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Liberia: John Kufuor Arrives in Nation - Tweet this news former President of Ghana and current chairperson of the Interpeace Governing Board, Dr. -John Kufuor- yesterday arrived in Liberia on mission to present ... - Date : Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:45:37 GMT+00:00
Festivals Are Not Rally Grounds - Ndoum - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--The scenario was a re-enactment of what happened exactly two years ago when the body guards of then president -John Kufuor- clashed with body guards of Prof ... - Date : Thu, 09 Sep 2010 04:06:18 GMT+00:00
Kufuor's hot and sexy escapade - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--The skeletons in former President -John- Agyekum -Kufuor's- cupboard have outgrown their comfort zone and have started spilling outside thereby exposing the ... - Date : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 04:31:34 GMT+00:00
Kufuor arrives for Kenya ceremony - Daily Nation Tweet this news
Daily Nation--Former Ghanaian president -John Kufuor- arrived here early morning on Thursday, a day before the proclamation of Kenya's new constitution. ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:27:35 GMT+00:00
Accept verdict of majority, Kufuor tells 'No' leaders - Daily Nation Tweet this news
Daily Nation--Former Ghanaian President -John Kufuor- talks to the Nation during an exclusive interview at the Serena Hotel on August 26, 2010. ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:25:22 GMT+00:00
Kufuor's Boys Strike!...Dares Bature To Produce Gizelle Yajzi Or Else! - Peace FM Online Tweet this news
Peace FM Online---...- to produce Gizelle Yajzi, the woman claiming she has twins with former president -John Kufuor-, or forever allow the former President's name to rest. ... - Date : Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:03:50 GMT+00:00
Nyaho-Tamakloe: Bawumia Is The Right Man - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb---...- Front Party (PFP) up to the Aduboahene, -John Kufuor- and the Nana Addo 2008 ticket era, legend has always supported the South-North collaboration. ... - Date : Thu, 19 Aug 2010 23:21:50 GMT+00:00
Ghana lawyers protest comments - Coastweek Tweet this news
Coastweek--Kojo Mpiani, former chief of staff for ex president -John Kufuor- and chairman of the anniversary planning committee and Charles Wereko-Brobby, former chief ... - Date : Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:09:03 GMT+00:00
Ghana opposition names veteran for 2012 vote - AFP Tweet this news
AFP--The message is clear: the party is going for victory in 2012," said the 66-year-old who served as foreign minister under ex-president -John Kufuor-. ... - Date : Sun, 08 Aug 2010 10:00:42 GMT+00:00
Ghana: Old Leadership, New Leadership - Tweet this news Kufuor-. Evans Atta Mills, Nana Akufo Addo, Ian Khama. Balances: Democratic tenets, human rights, freedoms, social justice, the rule of law. ... - Date : Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:39:44 GMT+00:00

Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
Parliament suspended
Member of Parliament
1969 - 1972
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister for Local Government
Succeeded by
Acquah Harrison
Preceded by
Jerry Rawlings
President of Ghana
Succeeded by
John Atta Mills
Preceded by
Abdoulaye Wade
Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States
2003 - 2005
Succeeded by
Mamadou Tandja
Preceded by
Denis Sassou-Nguesso
Chairperson of the African Union
2007 - 2008
Succeeded by
Jakaya Kikwete
Party political offices
Preceded by
Albert Adu Boahen
New Patriotic Party presidential candidate
1996, 2000, 2004
Succeeded by
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Heads of state and Prime Ministers of the Republic of Ghana

Presidents (1960-Present)Nkrumah * Ankrah � * Afrifa � * Ollennu* * Akufo-Addo * Acheampong � * Akuffo � * Rawlings � * Limann * Rawlings * Kufuor * Mills
Prime Ministers (1957-1960; 1969-1972)Kwame Nkrumah (1957-60) * Kofi Abrefa Busia (1969-72)

Chairpersons of the Organization of African Unity and the African Union (AU)

Selassie * Nasser * Nkrumah * Ankrah * Selassie * Mobutu * Boumédienne * Ahidjo * Kaunda * Daddah * Hassan II * Gowon * Barre * Amin * Ramgoolam * Bongo * Nimeiry * Tolbert * Senghor * Stevens * Moi * Mengistu * Nyerere * Diouf * Nguesso * Kaunda * Traoré * Mubarak * Museveni * Babangida * Diouf * Mubarak * Ben Ali * Meles * Biya * Mugabe * Compaoré * Bouteflika * Eyadéma * Chiluba * Mwanawasa * Mbeki * Chissano * Obasanjo * Nguesso * Kufuor * Kikwete * al-Gaddafi * Mutharika |

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