Letter from Africa: Behind Ghana and Nigeria’s love-hate affair

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Behind Ghana and Nigeria’s love-hate affair

A Ghanaian and Nigerian football fans at the Africa Cup of Nations quarter final match between Ghana and Nigeria in Accra, Ghana – February 2008 In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene looks at the fraught relationship between Ghana and Nigeria, which underlies the current tensions over the closure of […]

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