Africa

Youth Activist in Ghana Appealing Death Sentence

Yakubu Yahuza was sentenced over the killing of killing an activist from the governing party

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An opposition party youth activist in Ghana will appeal against a court's ruling to sentence him to death by hanging, his lawyer has said.

The jury's ruling against Yakubu Yahuza was "notoriously bad", he told the BBC.

Yahuza was sentenced on Tuesday over the 2009 killing of governing party activist Rashid Alhassan in clashes between rival groups in northern Ghana.