Five African coups that have proven to be the most painful for its people

Nii Ntreh Nov 7, 2019 at 12:36pm

November 07, 2019 at 12:36 pm | History, Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

November 07, 2019 at 12:36 pm | History, Opinions & Features

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Kwame Nkrumah

Undoubtedly Africa’s most noted post-colonial thinker, Nkrumah fell victim to machinations by the United States which felt that his growing brand of socialism would be inimical to US imperialism.

In Ghana, the Americans found willing military minds who plotted and took power when Nkrumah was away on official business to Vietnam in 1966.

History has, however, proven that Nkrumah was right about political realities such as neocolonialism (a term he coined) and the threats of capitalism in Africa.

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