THE GOLD COAST: The Man on Trial

The booming Gold Coast, Britain's most promising experiment in African democracy, was beset with the growing pains of corruption and Communism. The corruption was homegrown.

Last week the Prime Minister himself, U.S.-educated Kwame Nkrumah, the facile Twi tribesman whom Gold Coasters revere as "The Man," was summoned before a tribunal investigating malfeasance and graft. Scandal swirled around members of his Cabinet, and Nkrumah himself was hurt by it. From all over Africa came the mutters of hostile voices: "We told you so." The Blimps saw the scandal as proof that nature never...

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