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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Daniel Ohene Agyekum
The mayor of Easton, Pa., has clashed with the Ghanian ambassador in Washington, who tried to undermine a celebration the mayor is planning for the return of a Ghana native who grew up in the small town south of Philadelphia and now calls himself a king.
An ongoing dispute between the government of Ghana and representatives of Kosmos Energy over control of the oil-rich Jubilee field shows signs of coming to a head.
Can Africa's latest rising star - which won the blessing of both the Obama and Bush administrations - avoid the corruption, cronyism and bad governance that has entrapped its neighbors?
"Quite honestly, I do not know where this claim is coming from," Mr. Agyekum said.
Mr. Agyekum was not available to comment on the dispute Thursday, but earlier this week he told the Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, Pa., that Mr. Quartey has no business calling himself a king.