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German-African investment. Could we see a future that is more fair?

Africa is a continent over-reliant on aid." Those were the words of Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo at an economic forum in Germany. We asked young Africans if things are changing and if there is hope for a fairer economic relationship between Africa and the West.

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