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AFRICA-Rehabilitating Kwame Nkrumah

are no better-off than prisoners "During the last few weeks, the rest of the Palestinians, known as 'saloon-Palestinians' among Fatah quarters, are being activated: they hold meetings and discussions, but many Palestinians are of the view that that they represent the voice of the host countries and not of Palestine", say these sources. As to what turn the events would take in the coming months and years, it is stated, "Palestinians resident in Lebanese camps, who have had to bear the main burden of the war against Israel know just this; if they lay down arms, as Syria and other Arab states want THE late Kwame Nkrumah will go down in African history as the founder of modern Ghana, a relentless lighter against colonialism and racialism and an ardent advocate of African unity. No other African contributed so much to the cause of projecting the African personality as he did. But his popularity in his own country, Ghana, which at times came close to adulation, was shattered overnight, when on February 24, 1966 some ambitious army officers overthrew him as president, during his absence from the country. All bis contributions to his motherland and to the cause of Africa were at once forgetten. This once charismatic personality was made to look like a corrupt dictator, with all kinds of wild charges and allegations levelled to belittle him in the eyes of his people.

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