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Africa’s debt spree: Precursor to a new debt crisis?

As Ghana’s newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo, draped in a splendid multi-coloured “kente” silk robe, took to the podium last December during his inauguration, the newly elected leader told the world that the West African country was “open for business again.”

He had campaigned on a platform pledging to revive a stalling economy, promising to build a factory in each of Ghana’s more than 200 districts and provide free high school education for all children.

Ghana lays out its economic vision

On 2 March, Ghanaian finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta laid out taxation and spending plans in the first budget under President Nana Akufo-Addo, who was elected in December.…

Ghana & Gambia: A tale of two elections

For a few days following the elections in Gambia and Ghana at the beginning of December, it seemed that the political landscape in West Africa would change in an unexpected way.…

Ghana: Who is Nana Akufo-Addo?

Eight years now appears to be the longest term the Ghanaian electorate is prepared to give any president they elect.…