Ghana Suspends 7 High Court Judges over Corruption Accusations

Ghana's government has suspended seven out of 12 High Court judges in the wake of allegations of bribery, stemming from a documentary made by an investigative journalist.

The development followed a public outcry after the judges accepted bribe money through intermediaries, as shown in a three-hour film last month in Accra.

Ghana's judiciary is revered for its efficacy and impartiality and seen as a bulwark of society that prides itself on its reputation as one of Africa's most stable and peaceful democracies.

However, the documentary put Chief Justice Georgina Wood and other judicial leaders under pressure to show a forceful public response.

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