Ghana: Evil Spirits for Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah, who dreams of controlling all of black Africa, last week was scarcely able to control his own capital.

Accra was in a state of emergency. Thousands of steel-helmeted soldiers in full battle kit ringed the city while rifle-toting security cops raced from house to house in search of arms and explosives. By day, reconnoitering army helicopters whirred at treetop level. At night, the city was stilled by a dusk-to-dawn curfew. Censorship was clamped on outgoing dispatches. So grave was the situation that a long-scheduled visit by India's Prime Minister Nehru was called off for the humiliating reason that...

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