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Letter from Africa: Predictions in 2015

BBC   in 
January 5, 2015

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene, a former government minister and member of the opposition, gives her predictions for 2015 on issues ranging from the Ebola crisis to the fate of Africa’s rulers.

How I wish we could wipe away many of the things that happened in 2014 and that this New Year brings a totally fresh beginning.

Top of such a list would be the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

I feel thoroughly depressed at the very idea that we are carrying over Ebola into 2015.

Unfortunately, the year is starting with the three countries still in the grips of the deadly virus and the rest of the sub-region will continue to be nervous about the entry of another Patrick Sawyer – who took the disease to Nigeria, even though it was successfully contained – to spark an outbreak in their country.


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