Ghana: Hilarious? Dignified?

Colonialism, as every African politician well knows, is the greatest evil in the modern world—and the most exploitable. It can be blamed for internal economic ills and incompetence, not to mention cold war and all other conflicts among nations. But colonialism—except in its Communist form—is fast dying out, and the African nationalists have been growing desperate in their search for a replacement. Last week, before the U.N. General Assembly, Ghana's Foreign Minister Ako Adjei found one: neocolonialism. "The colonial powers," said Adjei, "realize that the time has come for them to concede independence to the African people. However, they try...

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