Ghanaian president seeks justice for George Floyd

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has joined millions of people across the globe to seek justice for African American George Floyd who died in police custody in the United States.

Akufo-Addo wrote in a Facebook post that the death of Floyd was "carried with it an all too painful familiarity, and an ugly reminder. It cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism."

"On behalf of the people of Ghana, I express my deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late George Floyd."

Akufo-Addo added that he hopes the "unfortunate, tragic death of George Floyd will inspire a lasting change in how America confronts head on the problems of hate and racism."