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Ghana president faces plagiarism row

Reuters ACCRA (Reuters) — Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo came under fire on Sunday when it emerged that his inaugural address plaigiarized quotes from speeches by U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

The outcry on social and national media over Saturday’s speech took the shine off a moment of triumph for the former opposition leader, who won a convincing victory in December after twice losing battles for the presidency.

The slip is embarrassing in part because Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) prides itself on the professional competence of its leadership.

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