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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Ghana: 1. Does country information indicate what language would be most commonly spoken by Mamprusis living in Bawku? Does the country information support the contention that most people in Ghana speak Twi? 2. Does the country information indicate that there are significant cultural festivals common to Mamprusis or to Bawku that a person living there for all of his life might be expected to know about? 3. Please provide a background on the tribal violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis in Bawku. Are there any reports of a violent incident in January 2009? 4. Please provide information on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to this violence. Is more effective state protection available in other parts of Ghana and if so, are there limitations on this protection? 5. Please provide a map of Ghana showing Bawku. Is it possible to identify a geographical area over which the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis is concentrated? Is it possible to provide a map of Bawku showing significant landmarks?

24 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Are people of the Akims ethnic group in Ghana likely to speak Twi and/or Hausa? 2. Are these languages likely to have different accents according to where a person originates from or has been living? 3. Do any ethnic groups in South Africa speak Twi and/or Hausa? 4. Are police in Ghana likely to assist a homosexual who has been the subject of an assault? Would they investigate the death of a homosexual who died due to injuries received during an assault?

6 October 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Please provide background information on Yarigungu, Bawku District, Ghana, including any relevant geographical and cultural information. Are there any distinctive or significant landmarks in the area? 2. Please provide information on the Kusasi ethnic group and chieftaincy. Do the Kusasi have a common language and how widespread is the use of this language? 3. How common is the Hausa language in Accra, and in the Bawku District? 4. Please provide information on the Kusasi-Mamprusi conflict in Bawku in 2008. Was it confined to the local area? 5. Deleted. 6. Where is Tamale and how far is it from Yarigungu, Bawku District? Are there any links or connections between the two areas? 7. Are the Dagomba people or family part of the Kusasi?

24 August 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: What procedures are in place to prevent violent deaths arising from chieftaincy disputes? How does the state protect citizens involved in chieftaincy disputes?

12 February 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

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