|President Nkrumah playing table tennis with Chou En-lai, former premier of China|
"Symbolizing the People's Republis of China's eagerness to win new friends in Africa, Mao Tse-Tung (right) extends the hand of friendship to Ghana's President Kwame Nkrumah at a Julet 28, 1962 meeting in Hangchow, China.
28 Jul 1962, Hangchow, China --- 7/28/62-Hangchow, China: Closer relations with the Sino-Soviet block have developed as a result of the growing importance of leftist radicals within the Ghanaian government."
|Dwight D. Eisenhower greeting Prime Minister of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah at the White House.|
"President Kennedy went to the airport and personally welcomed (under an umbrella) President Nkrumah of Ghana, the first chief of state to visit Washington during his administration." New York Times - March 9 1961
After this moment, every African country wanted independence, even those who weren't "ready" for it.
Cover of Africa Report magazine, 1966. The Ghana without Nkrumah issue.
President-for-life Kwame Nkrumah posing with army officers before the military coup that deposed him in 1966.