TOGOLAND: The Helpful Neighbor

To the French charge d'affaires in Accra, it seemed that Ghana's Foreign Minister Kojo Botsio was only trying to be helpful. The Foreign Minister had called him in especially to warn the French of a sinister plot about to take place in neighboring Togoland, which the French have run under trusteeship since World War I. Botsio's intelligence seemed detailed; he knew what roads were to be seized and at what hour, what communications lines would be cut, just who in the Togoland government would be arrested. It was all very convincing, even though the French diplomat knew that Ghana...

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