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Vol 50 No 14

Published 10th July 2009


Ghana

Ghana's DC dividend

Expectations are high in Accra that its hosting of President Barack Obama will prompt a rush of United States investment and assistance for Ghana and the region. Even sober policy-makers talk about a US-led Marshall Plan to rebuild Africa's infrastructure. However, aid groups in Washington DC say that the Obama administration is under congressional pressure to cut foreign aid, leaving little prospect of substantial new initiatives.

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