Ghana: Friday's Child

An honor guard in scarlet tunics and pillbox hats lined the drive leading to the modern statehouse in Accra last week as vintage Rolls-Royces purred up to the door. Inside, trumpets pealed while a stately procession of officers in scarlet or blue uniforms and bewigged justices in red robes followed the gold sword of state. Mounting a dais, Brigadier Akwasi Afrifa, 33, and two other officers were sworn in as members of a new, three-man presidential commission. Then Afrifa administered the oath of office to Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, the new Premier, impetuously raising Busia's arm in a fighter's...

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