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Articles on Kwame Nkrumah

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Flags of India and African countries at the 2015 India Africa Friendship Summit in New Delhi. Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images

Africa’s relationship with India: a diplomat’s view

A new book places the responsibility of African growth on its leaders, people, and civil society, while also recognising the role partners like India can play in achieving its goals.
Kwame Nkrumah favoured continental federalism but worked against its practice in Ghana. Wikimedia Commons

How Ghana lost its federalism – and lessons for others

Ghana lost its federalism due to mistaken political choices and missed opportunities, suggesting that other federations in Africa might well be at similar risk.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) shakes hands with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) at the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2013. Sri Lankan Government/Getty Images

The Commonwealth: rediscovering its radical voice could make it relevant again

Despite its Imperial origins, the Commonwealth has a strong radical tradition. If it wants to remain relevant to Africa in the 21st Century, that radicalism needs to be rediscovered.

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