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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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Penalty shoot-out

As Ghana celebrates its golden jubilee on 6 March, the heirs of Kwame Nkrumah need a unifying figure to lead the movement he founded out of oblivion...


Charles Janson

He predicted, for instance, that Ghana's charismatic leader, Kwame Nkrumah, would become an erratic despot and that Julius Nyerere would bankrupt his country with his unwieldy ujamaa model...


Oil and oligarchs

Potential partners include Goosie Tanoh's Reform Party, which broke with the NDC calling for more party democracy, and the moribund Convention People's Party, founded by the late Kwame Nkrumah in 1949, now deadlocked in merger talks with Edward Mahama's People's National Convention...


Banking bust-up

Cairo may have to back down if it wants to keep the Bank on Egyptian soil and repair the damage to its pan-African credentials, which have anyway diminished since the late 1950s, when the late Presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana jointly championed decolonisation...


Nervy neighbours

Togo tried to keep the border closed until the overthrow of Ghana's founding President, Kwame Nkrumah, in 1966 and relations nosedived again in the 1970s after Eyadéma declared his support for reunification of Togoland...


And now the world

Half a century ago, leaders such as Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah and Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser promoted soccer tournaments as a means to continental unity...


Kaiser's bill

This was built to produce aluminium (although US investors in the Cold War 1960s were also influenced by President Kwame Nkrumah's threat to back a Soviet plan for a rival dam)...


No cheques

Kufuor may worry how the Consortium managed to engage such economic brains as long-time commercial banker and now Finance Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo; ex-International Monetary Fund policy-maker and now Governor of the Bank of Ghana Paul Acquah; and policy overseer and party intellectual Joseph Henry Mensah (who investigated the notorious Drevici deals under President Kwame Nkrumah)...


I'm Sam, fly me

The government may have to choose between privatisation and closure of the airline proudly founded by President Kwame Nkrumah after Independence in 1957...


Murder in Yendi

In 1959, Abdulai III was the only paramount chief in the north to support the opposition but President Kwame Nkrumah resisted the temptation to remove him...


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