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Gitmo Two deal laid before Parliament


The agreement between Ghana and the United States on the resettlement of the two former Gitmo detainees in Ghana has been laid before Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, subsequently referred the agreement to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee for consideration. The two detainees, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, who were in detention for ...

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I was briefed on GITMO 2 arrival – Franklin Cudjoe

IMANI President, Franklin Cudjoe.

President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, has revealed that the United States government consulted him before the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees were brought to Ghana. Although he failed to give details on what transpired, according to Mr. Cudjoe, he was again contacted during the heat of the discussion around the two in Ghana. “In the heat of ...

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‘Secrecy’ in Gitmo 2 transfer was necessary – Franklin Cudjoe

Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Africa

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, who was briefed ahead of Ghana’s decision to host two former Guantanamo Bay detainees from the US, has said he felt the processes leading up to the move were necessary, despite their hosting being declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a recent judgement. According to him, the deal was rushed and kept ...

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‘About $300,000 being used for Gitmo 2’s upkeep’

George Loh

A former Member of Parliament, George Loh, has revealed that about $300,000 was proposed and contributed by the United States for the upkeep of the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees being hosted in Ghana for two years. Speaking on The Big Issue, he disclosed that, “the amount is available to ensure that they are catered for” but stressed that “it is ...

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My client being used as ‘political football’ – ex Gitmo detainee’s lawyer

File photo: Guantanamo Bay

A legal representative of  Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef, one of the ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred to Ghana, believes the change in government in both Ghana and the US, may have seen his client being used as a political tool. Speaking exclusively to Citi News’ Umaru Sanda Amadu, the lawyer, George Clark, said the transfer of power, “certainly doesn’t help, ...

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Gitmo 2 have comported themselves well – Gov’t


It appears government may allow the continuous stay of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees after noting that they have been well behaved, as it is taking “prompt” steps to deal with the Supreme Court’s orders concerning the continued stay of the two. This follows the declaration as unconstitutional, the agreement which has Ghana hosting two Guantanamo Bay detainees. The apex ...

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‘Gitmo 2 likely to stay in Ghana till end of contract’


The two former detainees from Guantanamo Bay currently being hosted in Ghana, may continue to stay in the country until the two-year contract signed between the government of Ghana and the US expires. The two, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef, and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby who were in detention for 14 years after being linked with terrorist group Al-Qaeda, were ...

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We’ll take a decision on Gitmo 2 – Nitiwul

Dominic Nitiwul

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration under Nana Akufo-Addo, appears to have softened its stance on the two Guantanamo detainees who were accepted into the country last year. The NPP then in opposition, had raised concerns about the decision to bring the two into the country. President Nana Addo, who was Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the ...

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