22 September 2016

Ghana professors campaign for removal of new Gandhi statue

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Professors at a university in Ghana's capital are campaigning for the removal of a new statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.
Professors at a university in Ghana's capital are campaigning for the removal of a new statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi.
The petition, delivered Thursday to the University of Ghana's governing council, takes issue with what the professors call Gandhi's "racist identity" and controversial references to Africans in his writings. Launched online on Sept. 12, the petition has garnered more than 1,250 signatures.