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Monday, March 23, 1998

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  • Clinton Arrives in Ghana

    President Clinton kicked off a six-nation tour of Africa in Ghana today with a speech extolling the benefits of democracy, trade and justice — and a side-swipe at military rule in Nigeria.

  • History of U.S. Intervention in Ghana’s Domestic Affairs

    Ghana used to be on the lips of people worldwide for a much different reason. In the 1950s and 1960s, Ghana was one of the leaders of the worldwide anti-colonial movement. In 1957, it was the first sub-Saharan African country to win independence. Their first president — Kwame Nkrumah — became a leader of international stature, advocating African economic and political unity and non-alignment internationally. Those policies earned him the wrath of Washington and Nkrumah was ousted in a CIA coup in 1966.

  • Pope Visits Nigeria, Wife of Slain Activist Speaks Out

    Approximately one million Nigerians packed onto a dusty plain yesterday to see Pope John Paul II and applaud his call for an end to military rule in Africa’s most populous nation.