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Vol 49 No 2

Published 16th January 2008


Ghana

Show time for the spooks

The sacking for Security Minister Francis Poku exposes a damaging battle for turf between the security agencies

The politicians, police and spies could not have found a worst time to pick a fight with each other. It is a year of red alert for the security services: this month, Ghana hosts the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, then it hosts a summit for the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development and afterwards national elections are due in December.

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