How General Obed Akwa is orchestrating Accra's military diplomacy

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
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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