Ghana’s new President, Mr Nana Akufo-Addo have taken an oath of office.

The 72-year-old former human rights lawyer took the office at a ceremony in the capital’s Independence Square today.

Taking the oath of office, which represents the latest peaceful handover of power in the West African country, Mr Akufo-Addo promised to “protect and defend” Ghana’s constitution.

Mr Akufo-Addo, from the New Patriotic Party, was elected on his third attempt to reach the post, after a campaign dominated by the country’s faltering economy.