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Ghana’s Oil-Driven North-South Divide Erodes Support for Mills

Mustapha Faisal surveys a pile of rusty scrap metal that he sells on the roadside in Accra, Ghana’s capital, and sighs as he talks about wishing to go home to his village in the northern region.

Faisal, 34, who came south a decade ago to find work, says he can’t afford to return because the jobs are in the south, where economic development has long outpaced the arid north.