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Vol 48 No 6

Published 16th March 2007


Ghana

Soft sell at 50

Half a century after Kwame Nkrumah, pan-Africanism and military coups, the Black Star has a chance to reinvent itself

The first round of celebrations of 50 years of Independence from Britain was a modest success although many Ghanaians lament that the government has not made the most of the historical moment: many wanted President John Kufuor to join with the African leaders present and issue a continental declaration, rekindling the Black Star's pan-African credentials.

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