Ghana: Dirt Under the Welcome Mat

Would His High Dedication, Kwame Nkrumah, toast Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth? This question of protocol stirred official Accra last week on the eve of the Queen's eleven-day visit. Truculently anti-British, Nkrumah's advisers have claimed that if Osagyefo (the Redeemer) were to lift his glass to the Queen, he would compromise his standing as the only ruler of Ghana. Already the word has gone out to the Ghanaian press to stop referring to the British sovereign as "the Queen," which implies her sovereignty over Ghana, but to call her "Queen Elizabeth II," which...

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