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Pranab Mukherjee

Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus

Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his "racist identity."

But the government made clear the move would be for the statue's safety, telling the critics that "we must remember that people evolve."

Professors at the University of Ghana launched a petition last month calling for the removal of the statue, which was unveiled by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in June.

Ghana's foreign affairs ministry said the government "would ... want to relocate the statue from the University of Ghana to ensure its...