Busia, Kofi Abrefa

Busia, Kofi Abrefa kōˈfē äbrāˈfä bo͞osēˈä [key], 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 Nkrumah. 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.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2024, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: African History: Biographies