Ghana to extradite Ivorian ex-fighters, as blast kills 5 near Abidjan
Ghana’s government has announced in Accra that it has agreed to extradite Ivorian ex-combatants in the country, who were allegedly involved in atrocities during Ivory Coast post election conflict, while a rocket blast has killed five persons near a political rally outside Abidjan.
Ghanaian Foreign Minister Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni told Journalists, that the government’s decision comes after the Ivorian government sent a warrant to Ghana, requesting it to extradite about 200 ex-combatants said to be in the country.
As you’ll hear in this report by WADR’s Accra Correspondent Kofi Agyepong, the Ghana’s Foreign Minister said as a signatory to the ICC Rome Statute, his country would never harbor people who commit atrocities.
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At the same time in Ivory Coast itself, a political rally was rudely disrupted ahead of the 11 December parliamentary election, when a rocket exploded close to the venue in Grand Lahou, 100 km west of Ivorian commercial capital, Abidjan.
WADR’s Correspondent in the city quotes the Ivorian army as saying, the bomb went off near a gathering of former President Henri Konan Bedie’s party on the campaign trail for Saturday’s polls.
Many others were wounded, said the spokesman of the Ivorian ministry of defense, Captain Alla Kouakou.
He said the gendarmerie has now opened an inquiry into the attack.