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Corruption Fight Questioned After Prosecutor Quits

ACCRA, GHANA - Less than three weeks ahead of Ghana's election, anti-corruption Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has resigned, alleging political interference with his work. Political analysts say Amidu's resignation may affect the December polls.

Photo: Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo speaks in Berlin, Nov. 19, 2019. Copyright VOA Africa

Ghana has had a long-running battle with corruption, with scandals under multiple governments and corruption seen as entrenched throughout society. In the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception index, Ghana ranked 41 out of 100, with 100 being the cleanest.

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