Ex-President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana has been filmed for the first time since he was overthrown in a military takeover four years ago.
Ex-President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana has been filmed for the first time since he was overthrown in a military takeover four years ago. The 61-year-old former leader was attending a reception in Conakry, Guinea -- where he fled after the coup -- on the eve of a meeting of the Organisation of Senegal River State (OERS).
Nkrumah and President Sekou Toure of Guinea who is president of the OERS are long standing friends. Shortly after the military takeover in Ghana, President Toure announced the Nkrumah could be considered Guinean head of state, and that he could speak with the full authority of that country. Little has been heard of him since and these are the first picture of him for nearly four years.
The OERS summit meeting attended by the heads of state of Senegal, mauritania, Mali, and guinea -- discussed plans for development of the Senegal River basin, irrigation, navigation, and port facilities at Saint Louis de Senegal, Boghe and Kaedi in Mauritania.