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Vol 52 No 19

Published 23rd September 2011


Ghana

Are the politicians high?

Gossip in Accra produced entertaining US diplomatic cables but raises serious questions about rising political tensions

Politicians in Accra have been exploiting sensational material in the latest batch of leaked United States diplomatic cables. The gossip, insights and purportedly inside information seem to damage the governing National Democratic Congress and opposition New Patriotic Party in equal measure. Few emerge with credit from the unredacted US diplomatic cables released wholesale by the WikiLeaks organisation.

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