Ghana: Who's a Vicious Insinuationist? The Bishop

Though Ghana is 28% Christian, for most of its people politics is the highest religion and Kwame Nkrumah, known as Osagyefo (the Redeemer), the nearest thing to a god. Upset by this state of affairs, the Rt. Rev. Richard Roseveare, 60, Anglican Bishop of Accra, spoke out last August against the country's growing "godlessness" and deplored such slogans as "Africa has her own god and Nkrumah is his Jesus." As far as the government was concerned Roseveare's attitude was blasphemy, and he was given just nine hours to get out of the country.

Two months ago, Nkrumah relented, readmitted Roseveare...

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