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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo


Politician and Diplomat of Ghana, Akufo-Addo is the presidential candidate for 2008 of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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Created: 13th Jun 2008
Modified: 5th Dec 2008
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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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Date of Birth: Mar/29/1944
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Ghana
Akufo-Addo is the eldest of the four children. His father, Edward Akufo-Addo was the Chief Justice and President of Ghana.

Akufo-Addo attended Lancing College, in Sussex, England and the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1967, he graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Economics.

He studied law in England and completed the English Bar in July 1971 and the Ghanaian Bar in July 1975.

He worked as an associate counsel with the Coudert Freres in France between 1971 and 1975. He also worked as a junior partner at the law firm of U.V. Campbell. In 1979, he co-founded the law firm of Akufo-Addo, Prempeh and Company in Accra.

In 1992, Akufo-Addo became a founding member of the
New Patriotic Party - the current ruling party of Ghana - and was also the founder and first chairperson of the Ghana Committee on Human and People's Rights.

Akufo-Addo served as the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice from 2001 to 2003.

From April 2003 to July 2007 Akufo-Addo resided as the Foreign Minister of Ghana. He resigned to seek the presidential nomination of his party in 2007.


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