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Ghana’s Finance Minister: “Africa Is Not Asking for Charity. It Is Asking for Equity.”

Ghanaian Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta. AFP.

Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta issued an urgent call for action on African debt relief in a column published in the Financial Times on Monday that also included stinging rebukes of the United States, China, and the financial services industry for their perceived failures.

Ofori-Atta repeated a modest set of demands made by a number of African leaders for what they need from the international community to help get through the current economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic:

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