Ghana’s Pan-African Policy in 1960

  • Matteo Grilli
Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)


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 more independent and better financed institution. Barden, new acting director of the BAA, became one of Nkrumah’s closest advisers on African affairs and set up a wide net of agents on the entire continent, operating particularly in Congo and Southern Africa. The chapter will include the testimony of a Masotho freedom fighter hosted in Accra around the time of the proclamation of the republic (1 July 1960).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Grilli
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  1. 1.University of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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