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Dr Kwame Nkrumah (Born: Francis Nwia Kofi Ngonloma)

Date of Birth: 21 September 1909
Place of Birth: Nkroful, Gold Coast
Died: 27 April 1972

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Abba Kyari, 1952-2020

He would often refer to the ideas of Arthur Lewis a Nobel prize-winning economist and advisor to Ghana's founding President Kwame Nkrumah and Vijay Joshi an economics professor at Oxford with whom he maintained a lively correspondence...


JH Mensah, 1928-2018

Armed with advanced degrees in economics from the universities of London and Stanford and a stint at the UN's Centre for Development Planning he returned to Ghana in 1961 to work in President Kwame Nkrumah's administration...


Power to the president's elbow

Ofori-Atta's Adwuma ('work') budget announced that the government would create 100 000 jobs for young people under new teaching agriculture sanitation and health and tax collection programmes – an uncanny echo of the Kwame Nkrumah-era Workers' Brigades (AC blog 12 December 2016 GHANA: Jobs for youth are top priority says victorious Akufo-Addo)...

Mega-projects await reforms

Arthur Lewis took a hard line on closing down avenues for political patronage and corruption when he advised and later fell out with President Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana...

A racing start in spite of the rocky finances

The state-owned industries have been in unremitting decline since the heyday of founding President Kwame Nkrumah who tried to recycle earnings from cocoa exports into state-backed textile pharmaceutical aluminium vehicle assembly and machine-parts industries...


A turning point vote for the Black Star

When asked whether this presupposes a mammoth state-backed industrialisation strategy – of the kind launched by founding President Kwame Nkrumah in the 1950s – Akufo-Addo emphasises 'commercial viability'...


Red flag over Africa

Beijing also championed the cause of non-alignment with its support for among others Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana Julius Nyerere in Tanzania and Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt...

Richard Kershaw

But many of the young new democracies were creating anxiety by becoming one-party states led by Kwame Nkrumah's articulate Pan-Africanism; and simultaneously military takeovers of civil authority were about to happen in country after country...


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