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Vol 3 (AAC) No 12

Published 1st October 2010


Ghana

A consensual affair

Oppositionists call for scrutiny of the promised financing from Beijing amid concerns over spiralling national debt

The stratospheric figures – all in billions of dollars – emerging from President John Atta Mills’s grand tour of Asia last month suggest the love affair between Accra and Asia’s biggest economies is entirely consensual. Beijing, already heavily committed in Sudan and Zimbabwe, is happy to do business in Ghana, which rarely attracts the attentions of human rights campaigners. Tokyo, New Delhi and Seoul are lining up with their own seductive offers to tempt Ghana’s cash-strapped treasury.

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