Old man Ghana
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK, SEVERAL African countries celebrated with Ghana, which, half a century ago, was the first African country to gain its independence from Britain. Though Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, was deposed in a coup d’état in 1966 and years of clashes followed, it’s today regarded as one of the leading African countries. THE SUNDAY TIMES said after years of instability, Ghana is now striving, along with other countries, to free the continent of poverty and bad government. The Mercury said Ghana’s multiparty democracy and free-market economy under President John Kufuor make it one of Africa’s leaders. The Herald said Ghana is helping Africa take its rightful place in the world.