Ghana: A Longing for Home

The week before, from the Ghanaian embassy in Peking, he had delivered Kwame Nkrumah's unheeded message asking the army to return to its bar racks. Now, dapper and smiling in a grey checked suit, he was in Accra as the distinguished prisoner of the army, holding a press conference. Alex Quaison-Sackey, Nkrumah's trusted Foreign Minister and former president of the U.N. General Assembly, had deserted his master and flown home "to submit myself to the new government."The Redeemer, he said, "was a lost cause. I was not going to defend lost causes."...

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