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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Ghana: The Cedi Shuffle

A vulture circling above Fort St Anthony, Axim
A vulture circling above Fort St Anthony in Axim; walking around Ghana with a backpack full of cedis can give you the same feeling as seeing one of these...

Like most of the rest of the world, the economy in Ghana has been suffering recently, a situation not helped by the continuing escalation of violence in neighbouring Côte d'Ivoire. The results are the typical macro-economic effects that seem to be controlled by invisible forces, such as high inflation rates, high government debt and a currency that's lost an incredible amount on the exchange markets. I don't even pretend to understand these things; I'm not convinced that those in power do either.