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Jul 10, 2009  USA/Africa: Obama in Ghana, What Kind of Change?
    President Barack Obama's trip to Ghana, beginning today, will be rich in symbolism. But those hoping for a new direction in U.S. Africa policy are tempering their hopes with skepticism. The issue posed, parallel to that in other policy spheres, is to what extent change will remain symbolic or reflect substantive shifts, even if small, away from U.S. policies based on unilateral geostrategic goals or unexamined economic policy assumptions.

Jan 13 2009  Ghana: Economic Challenges
    Incoming Ghanaian President John Atta Mills faces high expectations on coming into office this month. Visitors to the candidate's official website (http://www.attamills2008.com/site) made their priorities clear: 63% said he should focus on economic issues, 18% on national unity, 13% on education, and 6% on health care. But he also faces demands from international financial institutions; the World Bank country director warned in a January report that despite recent growth, both the fiscal and balance of payments deficits of the country were "unsustainable."

Jan 13 2009  Ghana: Political Kudos
    "It's a triumph for Africa," headlined Kenya's Daily Nation on January 7, as Ghana's new President, opposition leader John AttaMills, was sworn in after a closely fought election (http://tinyurl.com/9sdwqs). The sentiment was repeated around the continent and the world, often with pointed comments on the contrast to other recent elections on the continent.

Feb   5, 2008  Africa: Dramatic Anti-Malaria Results
Jul   5, 2005  Ghana: Playing Chicken
Mar 29, 2005  Ghana: Medical Skills Drain
Dec 19, 2004  Ghana: Election Commentary

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October 7, 2014  Africa: Ebola Perspectives
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September 16, 2014  Africa: Tracing the Oil Money
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July 10, 2014  Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money

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2003-05-28 Ghana: Protect Forests from Mining
2001-06-04 Ghana: Water Privatization
2000-10-19 Ghana: Poverty, Democracy and the World Bank

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