Information on a 30 November 1996 political rally in Kumasi organized by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) [GHA27413.E]

Information on a 30 November 1996 political rally in Kumasi could not be found be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

However, attached are articles that refer to a 1 December 1996 clash between National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters and New Patriotic Party (NPP) members at Old Tafo, a suburb of Kumasi. The articles state that one NDC supporter was lynched NPP members during the clash.

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 below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Radio Network [Accra, in English]. 5 December 1996. "Ghana: Ashanti Political Parties, Security Body Pledge Peace." (FBIS-AFR-96-235/5 Dec. 1996/WNC)

_____. 2 December 1996. "Ghana: Political Activities Banned in Kumasi Following Violence." (FBIS-AFR-96-233 2 Dec. 1996/WNC)

GBC Radio [Accra, in English]. 2 December 1996. "Great Alliance Holds "Mammoth" Campaign Rally in Kumasi." (BBC Summary 4 Dec. 1996/NEXIS)

Reuters. 2 December 1996. BC Cycle. Vincent t'Sas. "One Killed, Office Burnt in Ghana Campaign Unrest." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. 1996.

Africa Research Bulletin [London]. 1996.

Amnesty International Report. 1997.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996. 1997.

DIRB Ghana Country File. 1996.

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. 1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1996.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1997.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1996.

News from Africa Watch [New York]. 1996.

West Africa [London]. 1996.

On-line search of media articles.