What led to the current African poverty?

Ighayere

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Jul 2012
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Benin City, Nigeria
By the way, for anyone that wants to actually understand the cocoa situation in Ghana during that time, this is a brief read that gives some insight:

Nkrumah’s Cocoa Policy and Economic Development

Obviously when the world prices for cocoa were declining that drastically it was going to have a major effect on Ghana's economy. But to try to claim that there was a deliberate government attempt to suppress cocoa production and that this is what caused a decline is foolish.
 
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Ighayere

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Jul 2012
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Benin City, Nigeria
Also, Ghana clearly reached its highest production records of cocoa up to that point in time under Nkrumah's administration so to say that "agricultural development in cocoa production in Ghana was however stopped short as soon as Nkrumah took the power" is just a really blatant falsehood.

There was a collapse in world prices for cocoa in 1964-1965, but that is a different thing than there being some supposed stoppage of agricultural development in cocoa production by the government, and that does not have anything to do with what Ghana's government did or did not do to develop cocoa production.
 

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