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Dr Kwame Nkrumah (Born: Francis Nwia Kofi Ngonloma)

Date of Birth: 21/09/1909
Place of Birth: Nkroful, Gold Coast
Died: 27/04/1972

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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...


The vote on trial

The CPP Chairwoman, Samia Yaba Nkrumah, daughter of the party’s (and the country’s) founding father, Kwame Nkrumah, has ambitions to run for president in 2016...

The Mahama factor

The wife of Amissah-Arthur, Matilda, who is from Western Region, backed a strong local NDC campaign which deposed Samia Nkrumah, the daughter of Ghana’s Founding President, Kwame Nkrumah, from her seat in Nzima...

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