Update on emergence of opposition parties within Ghana and government attitude towards multi-party politics, late 1990 - 1991. [GHA9296]

Please find attached a number of articles dealing with the
subjects of political movements and multi-party politics in Ghana
since August 1990. The articles, listed below and attached in
chronological order, contain information on the Movement for
Freedom and Justice (MFJ), its launching in Accra, its opposition
to repressive laws, its actual or attempted rallies and other
details. The attachments also contain references to the formation
of the Front for National Unity, Democracy and Development in
Kumasi in September 1990, as well as other groups' calls for
multi-party democracy, debates on the subject and the
government's apparent process of democratisation.

Africa Confidential [London, U.K.]. 24 August 1990. "Ghana: Rawlings Against the World."

FBIS-AFR-90-169. 30 August 1990. "MFJ Urges Repeal of Repressive Laws; Rally" in BBC World Service [London, U.K.], 28
August 1990.
Africa Research Bulletin [London, U.K.]. 15 September 1990.
"Ghana: Opposition Movements Launched."
FBIS-AFR-90-209. 29 October 1990. "New Political Organization Formed in Kumasi" in People's Daily Graphic [Kumasi], 10
September 1990.
FBIS-AFR-90-193. 4 October 1990. "Bar Association Calls for Multiparty System" in Accra Domestic Service [Accra], 3
October 1990.
FBIS-AFR-09-216. 7 November 1990. "Annan Opens 9th Regional Debate on Democracy" in Accra Domestic Service [Accra],
6 November 1990.
FBIS-AFR-90-216. 7 November 1990. "Opposition Movement Takes Government to Court" in BBC World Service [London,
U.K.], 6 November 1990.
FBIS-AFR-90-221. 15 November 1990. "Regional Fora on Democracy
End; Results Viewed" in Accra Domestic Service [Accra],
10 November 1990.
Africa Research Bulletin. 1-31 January 1991. "Ghana:
Democratisation Timetable."
Africa Events. May 1991. "Hustling & Bustling."
Le Monde [Paris]. 12 may 1991. "Ghana: Premier Pas Vers le
. 4 July 1991. "Un Régime Militaire à pas Comptés Vers la
West Africa [London, U.K.]. 8-14 July 1991. "Politics in
Transition," "`Things Have Improved'," "Telling the Whole
Story," "Wheels of History," "`I am not a Prophet'" and
Growth Potential."
. 15-21 July 1991. "Police Halt MFJ Rally," "Drafting
Time Extended," "Assembly Elections," "Transition Plan,"
"Bar Defends Boycott" and "TUC's View."
. 22-28 July 1991. "Bishops Comment on the Transition."
. 29 July-4 August 1991. "Aid Sought for Transition."