Ghana: One Party, Four Walls

As expected, Ghana voted overwhelmingly to convert to a one-party "socialist" state. Also as expected, the final returns were no sooner in last week than Dictator Kwame Nkrumah embarked on a fresh purge of his opposition and a stepped-up campaign against the U.S.

Nkrumah's steamroller tactics to assure a yes vote for his constitutional referendum stood out as a landmark of sorts in African electoral history. Technically, citizens could vote yes or no on whether to make Nkrumah's Convention Peoples Party the nation's only legal party. But in hundreds of places the...

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