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Ghana: several demonstrate in Accra against new taxes

Several thousand anti-government protesters have marched through the streets of the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to call for action to address the country’s economic and social challenges.

A social media campaign under the slogan “Fix The Country” has gained momentum in recent months.

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government has introduced new taxes and increased fuel prices.

Some on the streets are against the president’s decision to build a $200m national cathedral. They argue that bigger priorities including education and housing needed to be addressed.

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The protests started in March when a court dismissed an opposition challenge to Mr Akufo-Addo’s re-election in December.

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