Friday, April 01, 2011

Everything is calm in Ghana

Despite the recent events in neighboring Ivory Coast everything is calm in Ghana. Neither the media nor people at the university seem much interested in what is happening in the country next door.


Stanley said...

Here's the latest from CNN:
"Before Friday's revelation of the 800 or so deaths in Duekoue, human rights monitors had documented the deaths of 462 people -- some in heinous fashion -- and warned Abidjan is on the brink of catastrophe."

"The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights reported Friday that the agency had received "unconfirmed but worrying reports" that Republican Forces have been committing human rights violations in their advance to Abidjan, especially in the Guiglo and Daloa areas in western Ivory Coast."

And the people in Ghana don't care? This will definitely affect them. Astounding.

J. Otto Pohl said...


Saturday the problems in Ivory Coast made the front page of the Daily Graphic and Mirror. I think largely because fleeing Ivorian soldiers had crossed the Ghanaian border. But, Ghana tends to be very inward looking I have found. So events in neighboring countries even civil wars tend to get little coverage.