Court orders Ghana, others to respond to Mornah’s case

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has ordered Ghana and seven other countries namely: Benin
Burkina Faso, Cote D’ ivoire, Mali, Malawi, Tanzania and Tunisia to within 60 days respond to a case brought against them by Bernard Anbataayela Mornah of Ghana

It would be recalled that in October 2018 applicant filed a case seeking the African Court on human and peoples’ rights to among other things compel these countries to assert the independence and sovereignty of Western Sahara as an independent nation and to ask Morocco to cease with the continuous colonisation of Western Sahara Morocco has usurped and colonised Western Sahara after Spain left.

The Moroccan authority discontinued its membership with the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU) in 1984 because the later recognized Western Sahara as an independent sovereign State and admitted it as a member.

Recently Morocco reapplied to join the AU without renouncing its colonisation of Western Sahara.

The acceptance of Morocco as member of AU has incensed Mr Mornah compelling the court action against these countries.


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