GHANA: White Eminence

Ghana's motto, writ large on the gleaming white Independence Arch that overlooks the Atlantic in Accra, is "Freedom and Justice." Last week, scarcely six months after Ghana, under Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah (Lincoln University, Pa. '39), became a free nation amid high hopes, both freedom and justice seemed to be in retreat.

Now that he was asked to practice democracy instead of demanding it, Nkrumah seemed a little less in favor of it. Faced with opposition to his rule from back-country Ashanti tribesmen, Nkrumah tried to deport two of their leaders even...

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