Chief of staff of the Ghana Armed Forces Obed Boama Akwa.
Chief of staff of the Ghana Armed Forces Obed Boama Akwa. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa/picture-alliance/MaxPPP
Inner circles GHANA Issue dated 22/01/2021

How General Obed Akwa is orchestrating Accra's military diplomacy

Chief of staff of the Ghana Armed Forces Obed Boama Akwa. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa/picture-alliance/MaxPPP
Chief of staff of the Ghana Armed Forces Obed Boama Akwa. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa/picture-alliance/MaxPPP
Ghana's 16,000-strong army has become one of the main levers of Accra's outsized diplomatic influence in Africa and beyond, with nearly 3,000 soldiers deployed across a dozen UN missions. President Nana Akufo-Addo is particularly fond of his country's armed forces and increasingly relies on his Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Obed Akwa. [...] (893 words)
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