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Ghanaians quiz US Embassy on Twitter over ‘military base’ deal

Over the past few weeks, Ghanaians have been debating the government of Ghana’s defence cooperation agreement with the United States. Under the agreement, Ghana will among other things host some US troops as well as give them free access to Ghana’s radio spectrum. They will also be given unhindered access to some of the country’s key military installations, but many Ghanaians, including ...

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US soldiers won’t be in Ghana ‘permanently’ – Ambassador Jackson

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, has explained that US troops expected to be stationed in Ghana will not be based permanently in the country. Although he failed to categorically mention the timelines for the departure of the troops, he said, “once the [military] exercise is over, the Americans will leave.” Many Ghanaians are crying foul over an agreement between ...

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We’re not establishing military base in Ghana – US Embassy

United States of America Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson

The United States Embassy in Ghana has denied reports that the US government is planning to establish a military base in Ghana. It said it is only planning joint security exercises with Ghana, which will require that US military personnel are allowed access to Ghana’s military facilities. Ghanaians have expressed shock over a confidential document indicating that cabinet had approved ...

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Jerusalem: New warnings over US shift on city status

French President Emmanuel Macron has told Donald Trump he is “concerned” the US leader could unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Any decision on the contested city’s status must be “within the framework of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians”, Mr Macron said. Earlier, similar warnings came from a number of Arab and Muslim nations. Reports say the US president will ...

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Gas explosion: US mourns with Ghana

The US Embassy in Ghana has expressed their condolence to Ghana following Saturday’s gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction in Accra. So far, six people have been confirmed dead with nearly 40 others sustaining varying degrees of injury. The Embassy took to Twitter to express its condolence, saying, “We extend our deepest condolences following last night’s explosion and wish peace, ...

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US Embassy welcomes 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows [Photos]

The United States Embassy in Ghana has welcomed back the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows with a workshop and a cocktail reception. The Fellows interacted with Ambassador Robert Jackson, and shared amazing stories of their experiences, lessons acquired and skills gained. Ambassador Jackson said the US government was looking forward with great expectation to see how the fellows will put the ...

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Prof. Kofi Gyimah-Boadi wins 2017 Martin Luther King prize

The Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Professor Gyimah Boadi has been awarded the 2017 Martin Luther King Award for Peace and Social Justice by the US Embassy in Ghana. The award, which is in its 10th year, is to recognize a Ghanaian citizen who personifies Dr. King’s philosophy and actions and his works have significantly inured ...

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Former presidents won’t queue for visas – US Embassy

Ghana’s three living former presidents would not have to queue up with fellow citizens seeking American Visas for non-official purposes. This is according to Press Attache’ at the US Embassy in Ghana, Sarah Stealy. The clarification follows indications that the US government had withdrawn protocol visa allocation to high-level state officials, after the US Ambassador, Robert Jackson met Parliament’s Foreign ...

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Protocol visa rules were already in place – US Embassy

The United States Embassy in Ghana has explained that the notification on visa allocations to government officials, including MPs and former Presidents visiting the US unofficially is in accordance with already existing US law. The embassy in a statement indicated that, under US law, when a diplomat or official applies for a new visa for personal travel, that applicant must appear ...

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Gov’t to seek clarity on new US protocol visa rules

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will seek clarity from the US government on its directive regarding the allocation of US visas to top Ghanaian officials on non-official visits, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the sector minister has said. According to her, the government will take a decision on the matter after it gets the full facts from the US Embassy. The US ...

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