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Is free speech a crime in President Akufo-Addo’s Ghana?

Journalists and civil society activists who speak their minds about public figures and the government are being hauled off to court in Ghana.

This recent spate of arrests and prosecutions has many worried.

  • Isaac Kaledzi
  • Deutsche Welle

Since the start of the year, at least three journalists and one prominent social activist have been prosecuted in Ghana for what authorities deemed are unfounded statements.

These developments have many in the West African country worried that freedom of speech, a right guaranteed under Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, is being curtailed.

On February 10, Accra FM radio presenter Kwabena Bobie Ansah was charged with the…

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