by Aly Jonas

Ghana: anti-gay law and Western blackmail?

Ghana : loi anti gay et chantage occidental ?

Ghana's anti-gay law passed in February is currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court to determine whether it complies with the country's Constitution. If it is validated, Ghana risks losing financial support from the World Bank.

Ghana faces financial blackmail as its Supreme Court reviews the homosexuality law passed in February. If this law is validated, the country risks losing crucial support from the World Bank in its economic recovery efforts. This situation raises questions about the role of international financial institutions in countries' internal affairs, with some considering that the IMF should not interfere in national political decisions. The World Bank's decision in Ghana could thus have major implications on the sovereignty of African nations and on relations between international donors and local governments.