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Vol 2 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2009


Ghana

Ghana's votes and China's dams

The Beijing-Accra axis, which dates back to the heady Independence days of President Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana, is an important one for both sides. Beijing wants a strong economic relationship with Ghana to show that not all its African partners are mineral-rich and corrupt autocracies. Accra wants to escape the label of being a Western poodle as well as finding alternative financing sources for some ambitious power and transport projects.

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