Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu

Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu

(ko͞o`to͞o ächā`ämpông), 1931–79, government official in Ghana, b. Kumasi. He taught before joining (1959) the army, where he advanced to colonel. In 1972, following a bloodless army coup that overthrew Kofi Abrefa BusiaBusia, Kofi Abrefa
, 1913–78, political leader in Ghana. He was educated in Africa and in England and taught sociology in African, American, and European universities in the 1950s and 60s.
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, he became chairman of the ruling National Redemption Council. In 1978 he resigned and in 1979 he was executed after a successful coup by young officers of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.
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