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roberto valussi

Roberto Valussi is a multimedia journalist and videographer mainly focusing on West African politics, energy and social affairs. Currently swinging between Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Born and raised in Italy, he has lived and worked in UK, Ghana, Algeria, USA, Kosovo and Nigeria. 

After completing a M.A. in TV Journalism at City University in London, he collaborated with BBC, ABC, Sunday Times and others before freelancing across Africa.

In 2015 he has covered the music scene in the Algerian Sahara, post-colonial attitudes in Ghana, presidential elections in Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. He has also assisted the El Foukr R' Assembly music & film project produced by the Afreekyama Collective as a filmmaker and production manager. 

His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, BBC, Equal Times, Transconflict, Nigrizia, and Il Fatto Quotidiano, amongst others.

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AL JAZEERA - Accra, Ghana - In the space of 10 minutes, Alex has downed his third shot of akpeteshie, a local brew of sugar cane or palm wine. An unemployed builder in his mid-40s, Alex is a regular at the modest Ensoyaneyer bar, nestled in a barely lit and unpaved alley of Accra, the Ghanaian capital.

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