Mr. Craig Murray arrived in Ghana in January 1999 to assume duty as the deputy British High Commissioner. He was in Ghana during the crucial 2000 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

He has now retired from the British Foreign Service and has written a 219-page book 'The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and Other Conflicts I Have Known'.

A chapter in the book tells how the British government conspired to push then President Jerry John Rawlings and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) government out of power through the 2000 elections. The September, 2010 issue of the AFRICAWATCH has a seven-page article on that chapter in Murray's book.

The introduction to the article states: "Many people did not believe Jerry Rawlings when, after his retirement as president of Ghana in 2000, he kept telling all who had ears to hear that some powerful countries had plotted his downfall in the last years of his 18-year rule (first, as a military head of state for 10 years, and later a civilian president for eight years). He claimed that even the disastrous fall of the national currency, the cedi, in his last three years in office was manipulated by sinister forces.