Kwame Nkrumah : The African solution

Kwame Nkrumah. Photo : RR

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NEWSROOM (ADV) – Nrumah led his country to independence from Britain in 1957 and was a powerful voice for African nationalism.

As a proponent of Pan-Africanism, he sought the liberation of the entire continent from colonial rule, and offered generous assistance to other African nationalists.

His efforts helped bring about the Organization of African Unity, which promotes peace and cooperation between African nations. In 1960 Ghana became a republic and Nkrumah was elected president.

While on an official visit to China in 1966, his government was overthrown by a probably Western powers orchestrated military coup.

Nkrumah lived in exile in Guinea, where Guinean president Sékou appointed him honorary co-president of Guinea. He died in 1972 in Romania while receiving treatment for throat cancer. Kwame Nkrumah’s remains were returned to Ghana for burial in his hometown.

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