The Press: Redemption's End

In Ghana, President Kwame Nkrumah's favorite newspapers are the Ghanaian Times and the Evening News. They should be. They never fail to address him as Osagyefo (Redeemer), the title that most tickles Nkrumah's vanity. They print his speeches and praise his every deed with a loyalty—firmly cemented by $8,000,000 in government subsidies—that leaves very little room for anything else, particularly news. By rights, such a love match ought to endure as long as the government treasury. But last week, to the consternation of the Times and the News, the Osagyefo cut them off without a dime.

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