GHANA: The Meddler

By common consent in Accra, President Kwame Nkrumah, 51, is far too big a man for a small (pop. 6,000,000) land like Ghana; all his admirers think that Osagyefo (Great Man), as he is known around town, should be shared with the rest of Africa. No one endorses this thesis more enthusiastically than Osagyefo himself, who has made almost a fulltime career of meddling in the affairs of other African nations.

Nkrumah's slogan is Pan-Africanism, but his neighbors have long been convinced that the main target is extension of Ghana's—and Nkrumah's—own realm....

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