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Vol 55 No 3

Published 7th February 2014


The wizard of Accra

Short-term economic worries and the government’s tin ear on corruption claims are wobbling Mahama’s presidency

Opposition activists like to portray President John Dramani Mahama as a kind of latter day Wizard of Oz, appearing to preside over a functioning government and thriving economy when, in reality, there is just chaos and confusion behind the curtain. To make their point, they are stepping up strikes and protests against the government, which they accuse of financial mismanagement and a crass waste of state resources.

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