Ghana: On to Dictatorship

It was as if Britain's Queen Elizabeth II had never made her royal visit to Ghana. Scarcely a week after her departure, all signs that Kwame Nkrumah would seek closer relations with the British Commonwealth and ease the repressive measures against his opponents had vanished. Still in jail, with little hope of release, were more than 1,000 Ghanaians rounded up during the visit, ostensibly for the Queen's security. Decorations praising the Queen were quickly struck, and newspapers abruptly dropped any mention of the tour.

Both impressed and appalled by the wild acclaim that Ghana's people gave the Queen, Nkrumah and his...

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