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Ghanaians Take to Streets to Protest Worsening Economic Crisis

HeadlineSep 25, 2023

In Ghana, hundreds of people took to the streets for three days of anti-government protests as anger mounts over skyrocketing living costs and unemployment.

Romeo: “The average Ghanaian can’t afford three square meals. This is very, very dangerous to the whole country. We have kids around the age of 14, 15, who are now taking people’s belongings just to survive. The government doesn’t care. They’re just taking money, and the Africans can’t do nothing. But their time is up. We are here, and we will fight. If no one cares, the youth cares. And when the youth cares, then the country must care.”

It’s the worst economic crisis to hit Ghana in years, triggered by the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and rising debt to the International Monetary Fund after Ghana’s government agreed to a $3 billion loan. At least 49 people were arrested in the capital Accra Thursday as police blocked protesters from storming the presidential palace.

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