The US has been transferring some of the remaining Guantanamo detainees to third-party countries. Ghana agreed to take two of them. So I wanted to find out ‘how willing are Ghanaians really to help someone out of a sticky problem?’. Hidden cameras on the streets of Accra say it all!
One of the promises that President Obama’s not yet been able to fulfil is the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo bay. He’s been frustrated by Congress which doesn’t want suspected terrorists brought onto the American mainland. So the US has been transferring some of the remaining detainees to third-party countries, some in Africa. Ghana agreed to take two detainees and that’s where What’s Up Africa’s Ikenna Azuike’s been testing how easily Ghanaians are likely to co-operate with American foreign policy.
Satire series What’s Up Africa is a BBC and RNW Media co-production.
It’s broadcast on Wednesdays and Fridays on Focus on Africa on BBC World News & partner stations across Africa from 1730gmt.