Busia, Kofi Abrefa

Busia, Kofi Abrefa

(kō`fē äbrā`fä bo͞osē`ä), 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. He served (1951–59) in Ghana's national assembly, where he was opposition leader against NkrumahNkrumah, Kwame
, 1909–72, African political leader, prime minister (1957–60) and president (1960–66) of Ghana. The son of a goldsmith, he was educated at mission schools in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and became a teacher.
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. In 1969 he became prime minister when his Progress party triumphed in the elections. Accused of dictatorial rule, Busia was overthrown in 1972. He died in Great Britain.
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