GHANA: The Climber

To Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah, 50, there seems to be one thing wrong with little (pop. 4,900,000) Ghana: it makes him feel hemmed in. Months ago he began railing at the new states of West Africa to join him in a Union of African States to foil a "colonialist plot" that aimed at "Balkanizing" the continent. His neighbors, fearing that Nkrumah had in mind a little colonizing of his own, brushed aside the scheme. Undaunted, Nkrumah has even written his Pan-African hopes into a new constitution that would give him power to dissolve Parliament and veto its acts whenever...

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