Ghana put to the test by Western Togoland’s secession claims

With elections a month away, can this separatist crisis be better managed than those in other African countries?

Recent raids by gunmen affiliated with the Western Togoland Restoration Front in Ghana’s Volta Region re-ignited debates about secession claims. As one of Africa’s most stable countries, these developments ahead of the crucial December 2020 elections have dire implications for Ghana and the West African region.

This seminar will discuss the background to the group’s emergence, the emotive nature of their recent actions and the likely effects on Ghana’s territorial integrity.

Simultaneous interpretation in French will be available for this seminar.

Chair: Dr Andrews Atta-Asamoah, Head, African Peace, Security and Governance, ISS Addis Ababa


Prof Ransford Edward Gyampo, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon

Shamima Muslim, Founder and Convener, Alliance of Women in Media, Africa

Col Festus Aboagye (Rtd), Peace and Security Consultant

Development partners
This seminar is funded by the government of the Netherlands. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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