GHANA: The Way of a P.M.

Few democratic statesmen have less to fear from their parliamentary opposition than Ghana's Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah; in Ghana's last general election three years ago, Nkrumah's Convention People's Party won 71 out of 104 parliamentary seats. But U.S.-educated (Lincoln and the University of Pennsylvania) Kwame Nkrumah remained unsatisfied, ever since has spent much of his time working toward the total eradication of the opposition.

In the process, Nkrumah has pulled every political trick he knows. He has deported some critics, jailed others. At least nine M.P.s belonging to the opposition defected to...

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