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China’s Small but Important Role in Ghana’s Debt Crisis

China’s share of Ghana’s $55 billion public debt is quite small at just $1.7 billion or 3% of the total, but Beijing nonetheless plays a critical role in Accra’s efforts to revive its economy. The Ghanaian government needs China’s support in order to secure an emergency financial package from the International Monetary Fund.

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