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Vol 53 No 17

Published 24th August 2012


The first oil election

The long shadow of oil and gas revenues falls across what is set to be Ghana’s most expensive election campaign in history. International oil companies are under particular scrutiny for signs of partisanship towards one of the two main parties. Oil in Ghana has been partisan from the start with the rival National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) claiming credit for the exploration that launched the industry.

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