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Vol 50 No 12

Published 12th June 2009

Hanging tough

African governments sense a new toughness in Washington’s Africa policy, a month before President Barack Obama’s state visit to Ghana on 10-11 July, officials have told Africa Confidential. There is some ambivalence: they believe Washington will focus more on Africa in terms of diplomatic time and development finance but will be ‘less indulgent towards transgressors’.

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