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Vol 1 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2008


Ghana

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Ghana has developed close ties with China, but ones that contrast with those enjoyed by other African states

The new Defence Ministry building in Accra is under construction by Chinese contractors. Chinese companies built the Tamale and Sekondi stadiums, which were used in February’s 2008 African Cup of Nations football tournament (won by Egypt, the Cup holders), at a cost of US$38.5 million each. China is also involved in telecommunications, roads and other infrastructure projects, including the Bui Dam on the Volta river.

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