Ghana: The Queen's Visit (Contd.)

Past the modern new general hospital building in the central Ghana town of Kumasi last week drove a sound truck blaring: "The man is coming. The light of Africa will soon arrive." But Africa's light, Kwame Nkrumah, got a low-candlepower reception from hospital staff and patients as he awaited his guests, Britain's touring Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip. The silence that surrounded Osagyefo (The Redeemer) was broken only when the royal pair arrived, to a loud burst of applause.

Nkrumah's chagrin was complete moments later as he escorted the royal...

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