Sad news hit Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s family

The eldest son of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, Professor Francis Nkrumah, has departed from this life.

It is unknown at this time what caused the death.

However, on Sunday, June 30, 2024, Indian author and editor Vijay Prashad announced his passing in a post on X.

He was 89 years old.

Sad news hit Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s family

Taking to Facebook, his brother Sekou Nkrumah shared a photo with the deceased.

Although his photo had no message attached to it, the post has attracted goodwill and commiseration messages from some social media users.


The late Emeritus Professor was the longest-serving Director of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).

He was honoured for his role in poliomyelitis eradication initiatives in Africa and for the various roles he played as a founding member of the Pediatric Association of Ghana and the West African College of  Physicians.

In October 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Region honoured him for his distinguished and diligent role in Poliomyelitis eradication initiatives in Africa.

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