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western togoland

    • But I do know that Mr Kudzordzi and his gang look suspiciously to me like they need the services of psychiatrists.

    I now know exactly what is meant by the saying, “I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry”.

    • According to the police, intelligence had gathered sufficient evidence including a constitution, national emblem and anthem prepared by the eight arrested persons and others for their supposed new country.

    The police administration has explained that it arrested the eight leaders of the group agitating for the restoration of the Western Togoland as an independent state from Ghana because they were planning to declare independence on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

    • I hope to try to answer the question, “Why does it matter how we define conflict and its causes?” in view of the “Western Togoland” revolt and prospects for a lasting conflict resolution.

    Written By Haleema Afra Boakye - In support of Prof Kwesi Aning's views for government to adopt negotiations towards the Western Togoland revolt. 'Why does it matter how we define conflict and its causes?

    • I sympathise with the opinion that says the group has no legitimacy; that it should be disbanded and the people arrested.

    Last Saturday, for the first time in living memory, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) spoke with one voice on an issue.

    • Already, the leader of the Homeland Study Group Foundation has, if not offered an olive branch to the Ghana Government, ...

    When the Busia Government expelled “aliens” from Ghana in 1969, and this was reciprocated by Nigeria in 1982-83, it did seem as if co-operation between West African nations was dead for ever.

    • Last November 16, the group did hold a press conference and declared Western Togoland independent. They are already claiming that the Akosombo Dam is in their ‘country’ and “want to take possession right away”.

    Ever heard of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO)? It is an international organisation whose “members are groups of indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognised states and occupied territories that have joined together to defend their political, social and cultural right… and to promote their right to self-determination”.

    • Lawyers for the accused persons were asked by the court to make a formal application for bail after prosecution prayed that, the accused persons be remanded into lawful custody.

    Eight of the remaining 26 persons who have been charged in the Western Togoland Restoration Front case have pleaded not guilty to eleven charges leveled against them.

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