Posted by: africanpressorganization | 16 August 2008

Ghana / Gambia / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 


 

Ghana / Gambia / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 

 

ACCRA, Ghana, August 16, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A joint fact-finding team from the UN and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was initiated today in Abuja, to look into the deaths of a number of Ghanaian nationals who were found buried in Gambia in 2005.

 

The team, which will be based in Abuja, will be led by Curtis Ward, a UN-ECOWAS appointee.  It will include representatives appointed by the Governments of Gambia and Ghana.

 

The team was established at the request of both Governments to help bring about a peaceful closure to this matter, consistent with the principles of justice and respect for human rights and dignity.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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