Ghana: Crowbar Redivivus

It was only a matter of time before Krobo ("Crowbar") Edusei, 46, returned to President Kwame Nkrumah's Cabinet; he has all the qualifications. A squat, bombastic bully from Ashanti, Edusei was Nkrumah's eminence noire in the Cabinet until last April, when he was finally tossed out during one of Nkrumah's brief experiments in making his colleagues practice what he preaches.

Osagyefo (The Redeemer) had decreed austerely that no Minister in his socialist government should have a house worth more than $56,000. Crowbar, a former $22-a-month debt collector, had five houses; one of them—a $200,000 pleasure dome outside of Accra—would be...

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