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[This chapter introduces the book by first highlighting Ghana’s importance in the African independence process and then Nkrumah’s efforts for creating a continental network of Pan-African-aligned nationalist parties, with the final aim of constructing the United States of Africa. Then, the...
[This chapter traces the fil rouge between Nkrumah’s and Padmore’s early experiences abroad and their work in Ghana since 1951. Together, they made Accra a shelter for freedom fighters, trying to create a continental network of Pan-Africanist parties modelled after the CPP. In 1957, they also...
[This chapter explores the making of Ghana’s Pan-African policy by Padmore’s Office and the AAC between January and September 1959. In this period, Ghana for the first time defined its policies for the support of political refugees, African students and opposition parties, also clarifying its...
[This chapter covers the year 1960. The Pan-African institutions of Ghana were reformed by the African Affairs Committee, one of Nkrumah’s advisory bodies, and their powers were strengthened. The Bureau of African Affairs was established as the successor of Padmore’s Office and it emerged as a...
[This chapter describes a period of radicalization (1961–1962). Nkrumah’s measures included the establishment of the African Affairs Secretariat, the strengthening of propaganda and the development of training facilities (including military) for freedom fighters, intending to influence them...
[This chapter outlines the period between 1963 and 1966, when Ghana’s Pan-African policy reached its peak of radicalism. This, in turn, caused a harsh confrontation between Ghana and other independent African states backed by Western powers. The chapter details the BAA’s work with liberation...
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