Kwame Nkrumah, the leader of Ghana, attempts to lessen his country's dependence of the West. He
strengthens military and economic ties to Eastern Europe, the USSR and
China. Nkrumah is removed from power in a coup backed by the USA
According to a CIA internal memo dated 25 February 1966 (declassified in 1977) the
CIA and Ghana's military leaders had been plotting the coup for over a year.