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Vol 63 No 19

Published 22nd September 2022

Calls for a reset get louder with the death of the Queen

Nearly simultaneous change at both Buckingham Palace and Downing Street offers a chance for a policy rethink on Africa

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, an umbilical link with the generation of independence leaders has been broken. She knew them all, and almost every Commonwealth African leader since then. Whatever the relations between governments, the sense that her personal relations with each of them, from Ghana's founding President Kwame Nkrumah onwards, were characterised by mutual respect, helped shaped British diplomacy in the post-colonial era. That may prove hard to sustain now she is gone.

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