Ghana: Talking Back

As any of the opposition M.P.s presently in jail can testify, it is not healthy to lambaste Ghana's government or its leader, Osagyefo (the Redeemer) Kwame Nkrumah. Hence the public astonishment last week when two of Osagyefo's own Cabinet ministers took the floor in Parliament itself to rake the great man over the coals.

Four weeks ago, Nkrumah, under pressure from scandalized Marxist trade unionists around him, took to the radio at dawn one morning (the customary hour for Ghana's elders to give advice) to announce a new decree to his people: deputies in the legislature who engaged in outside businesses...

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