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5 Examples of US Government Efforts to Destabilize Black Nations

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Kwame Nkrumah helped Ghana gain its independence from its British colonizers in 1957. Nkrumah became the country’s first prime minister (1957) and first president (1960). As a Pan-Africanist, Nkrumah was eager to unite Africa, and specifically, help Ghana become completely independent from the colonial trade system by reducing its dependence on foreign capital, technology and material goods.

In February 1966, a mere five years into his presidency, Nkrumah was ousted by a coup led by dissident army officer Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka and the National Liberation Council. Nkrumah believed the CIA had supported the coup but had little evidence to back up his suspicion.

According to, documents published in November 1999, prepared by the State Department’s Office of the Historian and written by a National Security Council staffer and unnamed CIA officers revealed the CIA’s involvement during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

The documents revealed the CIA had knowledge of the plot at least a year prior. Leading up to the coup, William P. Mahoney, the U.S. ambassador to Ghana who served as a spy for the CIA, recommended policies be put in place to weaken Nkrumah’s confidence in ruling the country. In addition, Nkrumah’s request for aid was denied and his fears of an impending assassination were encouraged not squelched by Mahoney.

After the coup, former CIA analyst and acting special assistant for national security affairs, wrote a congratulatory assessment to  President  Johnson on March 12, 1966:

“The coup in Ghana is another example of a fortuitous windfall. Nkrumah was doing more to undermine our interests than any other black African. In reaction to his strongly pro-Communist leanings, the new military regime is almost pathetically pro-Western.”

Less than 20 years later, it was believed the CIA was involved in a failed coup against the military government of Lt. Jerry Rawlings by dissident Godfrey Osei.

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16 thoughts on “5 Examples of US Government Efforts to Destabilize Black Nations

  1. Today, many American black are working against other black because theY desire to be as white and as wicked as the slave masterthey operate under the same notion as the church, te colonist and every othe1 influences of their forfathers oppressors …with just as much hte- if not more ps: these sellout niggas are worse than any nazi or kkk member!

  2. Civil rights in 2014 mean: becoming a homosexual and flaunting it at every chance and place you can ..anything to make you God's enem3 and to keep you stupid, selfish and a slave of Satan ..and to keep you as "marked" as an opposer of righteousness and anything morally good

  3. Al Jones says:

    beware of american and chinese bases in africa…they mean you no good

  4. Sundiata Keita says:

    if you try to liberate your people in america they kill you and if you try to liberate your people in africa they kill you. thats not no coincedence yall. recognize your enemy and get away from him and her.

  5. HÁ MUITAS MANIFESTAÇÕES DE RACISMO…mesmo naqueles que se dizem Anti…O racismo só acaba no dia em que se educarem as pessoas…E só deixa der ser menos racista aquele que toma consciencia de que ainda é racista…O que nega ser racista ainda é ou sempre foi racista…

  6. Gil Teixeira says:

    As bandeiras, os hinos, as línguas, as religiões, a história, a cultura são barreiras.

    O racismo também é uma barreira.

    A humanidade vive em estado de permanente paradoxo.

    Todos os dias somos brindados com as mais variadas descobertas que melhoram, e pioram, – a bela tem sempre um senão, – os conhecimentos e as condições de vida dos mortais, mas continuamos animalescos igualzinhos ao tempo em que pintávamos animais dentro das cavernas.

    Os media esfregam-nos essa realidade na cara a todo o momento.

    O Criador joga aos dados, contra o que se diz que disse Einstein, mas com os humanos.

    O Chefe do Universo era médico.

    Deu à criatura a inteligência, embora muito limitada, mas “esqueceu-se”, e deixou o espinho do animal brutamontes dentro do cérebro da sua obra.

    O Universo está cheio de obras-primas.

    O nosso egoísmo faz-nos adorar o nosso umbigo e querermos ser os escolhidos, e sem o merecermos.

    O ser humano só evoluirá mentalmente quando arrancar essa pua da cabeça, o que não aconteceu até este momento, e por isso continua a ser tão primitivo como no dia em que lhe foi dado ver a luz.


  7. Peter Kamau says:

    Africa will forever remain backward because of interference by outside forces

  8. Luciana Esquerdo says:

    "Africa will forever remain backward because of interference by outside forces" it's true!

  9. Nii Aku says:

    racismo é um ato que o opressor permite, não importa a situação. Os africanos tenham dado disponível para esses ato por ganância, não por necessidade mas ganância meu amigo. Envolvimento estrangeiro nestes países nunca cessará até eles solta seus recursos naturais, ou acorda para a vida.

  10. Nii Aku says:

    We as Africans allow it, we allowed from the time of Kwame N. to Gadaffi. We are not allowed to interfere in western affairs.

  11. Correction, Afrifa ousted Kwame Nkrumah while Kotoka ousted Busia

  12. Benzly Hype says:

    truth my brother.

  13. Rubbish! Jamaica is not and will never be a communist nation…Manley had to go! Secondly, when Manley returned to power in 1989 he CONTINUED JLP policies.

  14. UNLESS…… A LEADER comes to the forefront to awaken them to the Destruction that outside forces are doing an have done to the MOTHER LAND! Someone that is committed to the preservation of that Continent someone with a love for the people of that Nation an not its resources

  15. Tanzania (where I lived for 2 years as a child) is successful! The socialism ( not communism) is raising and educating the poor! I hope Jamaica continues to do this. I lived in Jamaica for many years – hated having to leave.

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