Fifty years after his death, what remains of the spirit

1957. Ghana declares its independence. The person who embodies this new hope is Kwame Nkrumah. A staunch Pan-Africanist, the new president advocates African unity to break the yoke of colonialism. But in a world in the midst of the Cold War, his ideas are troubling. He was subjected to intimidation and several assassination attempts. He responds with repression. This cantor of Pan-Africanism, who was overthrown soon after, will end his days far from Ghana.

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