John Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been sworn in as president of Ghana after narrowly winning run-off elections on 28 December. He replaces John Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), now in opposition, who leaves power after the maximum two terms. The swearing-in ceremony took place in Independence Square in the heart of the capital, where Atta Mills told crowds dressed in the national colours of red, yellow, black and green that he would be