Ghana: Redeemer's Woes

His High Dedication is the latest title given Kwame Nkrumah by his admirers, who once were content with Osagyefo, or Redeemer. By whatever title, Nkrumah is in bad trouble, and so is his country. Ghana, a little land once rich with promise, is slipping fast toward financial failure and harsh dictatorship. Thanks to Nkrumah's reckless spending, hard currency reserves are half what they were four years ago. And thanks to the pressure of left-wing extremists around him, Nkrumah is inching closer to the brink of Communist control of the country he led to independence in 1957.


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