Information on a student demonstration at University of Cape Coast on or about 20 May 1993 and whether there were any attacks by the police [GHA16968.E]

Information on this specific subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB in Ottawa. However, West Africa reported in its 24-30 May 1993 issue that workers of the Universities of Ghana and Cape Coast had been on strike to demand better working conditions (874). The source noted that the strike in Cape Coast resulted in the indefinite suspension of the 32nd Congregation, which was scheduled for 8 May 1993 (ibid.). For details on this particular strike, please refer to the attachment.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached a list of other sources consulted in researching this response.


West Africa [London]. 24-30 May 1993. "Dateline Ghana: Workers of the Universities...."


West Africa [London]. 24-30 May 1993. "Dateline Ghana: Workers of the Universities...," p. 874.

Other Sources Consulted

Africa Research Bulletin: Political Series [London]. Monthly.

BBC Focus on Africa [London]. Quarterly.

Country Files (primarily dailies and periodicals from the Weekly Media Review)Ghana.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

Ghanaian Times [Accra]. Daily.

Keesing's Record of World Events. Yearly.

Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR).

On-line searches of news articles.