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Title:Che Guevara's Visit to Ghana
Author:Laumann, Dennis
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (ISSN 0855-3246)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:foreign policy
State visits
South-South relations
History and Exploration
international relations
Politics and Government
History, Archaeology
Visitors, Foreign
Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967
About person:Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (1928-1967)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41406724
Abstract:On January 14, 1965, Cuban Minister of Industries and revolutionary hero Ernesto 'Che' Guevara arrived in Accra as head of a six-member Cuban delegation. Che's visit to Ghana was highly publicized in the Ghanaian State-owned press and it was one stop on a historically significant three-month tour of Africa, during which Che visited eight nations. His continent-wide journey was undertaken to establish and strengthen contacts with radical African governments and liberation movements as part of Cuba's larger strategy to unite nonaligned Latin American, African and Asian nations. Ghana was an obvious destination for Che. Both Ghana and Cuba were in the midst of a socialist revolution and both were committing significant resources to train and support anticolonial movements. Based on a review of Ghanaian newspapers, documents from Nkrumah's Office of the President, and secondary sources, the author examines Che's first and (nearly) only stay in Ghana within the larger context of evolving Cuban-African (specifically Ghanaian) relations in the early 1960s. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]