Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has won re-election with 51.59 percent of the vote, results from the election commission showed.
Tensions boil over during tightly contested presidential and parliamentary elections that both sides say they are on track to win.
The police said more than 62,000 personnel have been deployed to ensure a hitch-free exercise while the leading candidates would be made to sign a "peace pact".
Several thousand people had previously rallied peacefully for two hours at the main Paris courthouse as global outrage over what happened to George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents.
In the face of the pandemic, nations have closed borders, shuttered schools, cancelled religious festivals and sporting events to minimise the risk of transmission.
The country’s massive cathedral project sheds light on the deep links between Pentecostal, Evangelist leaders and the political elite.
The decision to come to the negotiating table follows five months of massive public protest against the rule of embattled President Faure Gnassingbe.
Ghana is seen as a model of democracy in West Africa, a region historically plagued by coups and strongman rule. Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years announces he no longer accepts defeat in the country's presidential election.
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