By Robert W. July
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Most of those attending the conference were from the French areas, and with them came not only the French language but also the intense reaction to Gallic culture that an uncompromising French assimilation had engendered. "There were not enough English-speaking people there to make a mark," Davidson Nicol recalled, adding somewhat ruefully that many of the Francophone Africans sooner or later were swept into power because, unlike the British, the French made a policy of recruiting an elite leadership into positions of importance.
From Europe he looked primarily for technology and financial investment; from Africa he sought a state of mind that would unify a nation of citizens committed to the common good. "Our first step," said Nyerere, "must be to reeducate ourselves; to regain our former attitude of mind. In our traditional African society we were individuals within a community. We took care of the community and the community took care of us. " Colonialism introduced different and wrongheaded attitudes, continued Nyerere, such as the principle of private land ownership, which 22 The Crisis of Independence led to inequality and the creation of a class of social parasites.
Air marshal uniform though now a director of Barclay's Bank, and many other representatives of European and American financial or industrial concerns. Nkrumah's personal guest list contained the chairman of the association of British cocoa merchants and brokers, as well as John Cadbury, who was responsible for the cocoa purchases of his giant firm. " Nkrumah's position had long been well known. Like Guinea's forcefulleader, Sekou Toure, Nkrumah felt that true independence involved sovereign states free alike from economic dependency or political entanglements.