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Kwame Nkrumah: why, every now and then, his legacy is questioned

Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence in 1957 – the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve this feat. He’s still remembered for his unrepentant anti-colonial stance and strident Pan-Africanism. Above all, he is regarded as one of Africa’s ablest statesmen of the 20th century. Nkrumah has been ranked among leaders such as Vladimir …

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Today in History: Kwame Nkrumah’s overthrow

Today marks exactly 53 years when the former president of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was unconstitutionally ousted from office through a military and police coup de’tat on February 24th, 1966. Undoubtedly the most important indication of Nkrumah’s lasting impact is how much better he has done in retrospect than those …

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