Ghana: Who Will Save the Redeemer?

When assassins tried to kill Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah with a bomb in the border village of Kulungugu last month, they almost got their man. Though it was officially denied that he had been hurt, Osagyefo (Redeemer) was wounded in the right shoulder, spent a week in the hospital wrestling with a high fever and an even nastier set of suspicions.

Last week Strongman Nkrumah was well enough to take his revenge. Out of office and into jail went three of Nkrumah's closest cronies: Foreign Minister Ako Adjei, Information Minister Tawia Adamafio, and Nkrumah's Party Boss H. H. Cofie-Crabbe.

The arrests...

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