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May 27, 1985
Ghana executed five men for plotting to topple the military regime of Jerry J. Rawlings. An appeals tribunal is considering the fate of a sixth defendant. The six were found guilty in a closed-door trial begun in late February, an unusually long time for such proceedings in Africa. Details of the alleged plot are sketchy, with evidence reported by the West African nation's military council showing that two of the accused had been contacted by dissidents based in Togo.
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December 25, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Clandestine attempts by malefactors to sabotage the labor redeployment effort will be dealt with severely." If this stern warning posted in the lobby of the Ministry of Finance here has the tone of a wartime stricture, that is no mistake. Ghana's anti-patronage campaign, which is designed to pare 100,000 excess workers from the civil service, has all the purposefulness of a military operation and the desperation of a last-ditch defense. So far the defense is holding, even prevailing.
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July 11, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A woman CIA clerk and a Ghanaian have been arrested on spying charges, the FBI said today in the latest espionage scandal to rock the U.S. government. The woman, who worked in the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, admitted to the FBI that she revealed the names of CIA agents in Ghana, including the station chief, to her Ghanaian friend.
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June 16, 1989
Ghana has banned foreign adherents of the Mormon Church and Jehovah's Witnesses and given their missionaries one week to leave the nation. The government of Flight Lt. Jerry J. Rawlings, in a statement carried on state-run Accra Radio, accused the two groups of disturbing public order and threatening Ghana's sovereignty. Accra Radio said two small, domestic sects, Nyame Sunkwa and Jesus Christ of Dzorwulu, also were banned. Of Ghana's population of 13 million, 43% is Christian. The other major group, 32%, adheres to traditional local beliefs.
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December 25, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Clandestine attempts by malefactors to sabotage the labor redeployment effort will be dealt with severely." If this stern warning posted in the lobby of the Ministry of Finance here has the tone of a wartime stricture, that is no mistake. Ghana's anti-patronage campaign, which is designed to pare 100,000 excess workers from the civil service, has all the purposefulness of a military operation and the desperation of a last-ditch defense. So far the defense is holding, even prevailing.
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December 11, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ghana's main opposition New Patriotic Party, or NPP, stripped the ruling party of its majority in parliament in national elections and led in first-round presidential balloting, provisional results showed. Results released by the Electoral Commission for Thursday's presidential election from all but one constituency gave NPP hopeful John Agyekum Kufuor 48.44% of the vote against 44.80% for Vice President John Atta Mills. A runoff is likely.
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December 10, 1996 | Reuters
President Jerry J. Rawlings, who twice seized power in this West African nation, was on course to become the first leader in its history to win reelection, provisional results suggested Monday. With more than 60% of results in from Saturday's vote, the National Election Commission credited Rawlings with 54.3% of the ballots. His closest opponent, John Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party, had 42.9%.
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September 24, 1986 | United Press International
Commandos from Ghana crossed into Togo and fought with security forces in Lome today in an apparent bid to topple President Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema, officials said. At least 14 people were reported killed. A radio report said the commandos were repulsed in a counterattack led by Eyadema himself. Eyadema took power in 1967 in the west African country when he deposed President Nicolas Grunitzky. He was elected to a seven-year term in 1979.
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November 3, 1992
Call it today's other election. For the first time since 1981, when Flight Lt. Jerry J. Rawlings banned political parties upon seizing power in a military coup, Ghanaians go to the polls in multi-party presidential elections. With a splintered and generally ineffective opposition, the vote is seen largely as a referendum on Rawlings, 45.
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December 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sporadic clashes and accusations of intimidation marred voting Thursday in this West African nation, where armed soldiers kept watch in a runoff election to choose a successor to longtime President Jerry J. Rawlings. Protesters stormed a polling station in a residential area of Accra shortly after voting started, smashing the ballot box and tearing up the voter list, security officials said. It was not immediately clear who the attackers were.
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July 11, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A woman CIA clerk and a Ghanaian have been arrested on spying charges, the FBI said today in the latest espionage scandal to rock the U.S. government. The woman, who worked in the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, admitted to the FBI that she revealed the names of CIA agents in Ghana, including the station chief, to her Ghanaian friend.
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January 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Four Americans, arrested in Brazil last year in connection with six tons of arms they said were being shipped to rebels in West Africa, were taken before an Argentine judge Monday to face smuggling charges, authorities said. Brazil on Saturday extradited the four to Argentina, where they have been held incommunicado since. Federal Judge Jorge Pisarenco conducted Monday's hearing in private. A court secretary said that statements were taken, but did not reveal details.
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