Ghana: Cribbing from Moscow

"Kwame Nkrumah is to Africa today what Lenin was to the Soviet Union in 1917," Ghana's Defense Minister said recently. The parallel is most apt, for Nkrumah is rapidly turning his country into an absolute dictatorship. Items last week:

> Government police arrested Dr. Joseph Danquah, 68, Nkrumah's opponent in the 1960 presidential election. A revered pioneer in Ghana's independence movement, Dr. Danquah was Nkrumah's first political mentor, but the two fell out and became bitter foes. Though police specified no charge, the government-controlled press called Danquah "a tribalist fiend and confusionist agent of Western imperialism."


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