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Vol 51 No 1

Published 8th January 2010


Ghana

The great oil battle begins

There will be two cheers on 31 October when Ghana is due to produce its first crude oil for export: the missing cheer reflects concern that the country could be sucked into the vortex of an unaccountable oil economy, while its bright potential for commercial agriculture, food processing and information technology languishes. There are examples of such damage further down Africa’s oil-rich Atlantic seaboard.

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