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Vol 48 No 15

Published 20th July 2007


Ghana

Everyone's in the race

Would-be presidential candidates crop up everywhere, with pots of money and hopes of oil

The race for Ghana's presidency is heating up at last after eight ministers and presidential hopefuls walked out of President John Agyekum Kufuor's government on 6 July. They will campaign for the presidential nomination in the run-up to the National Congress of the governing New Patriotic Party, due in December this year. The stakes in the race rose sharply after the announcement of Ghana's first commercial offshore oil find, estimated at over 600 million barrels of premium crude.

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