Nathan Apea Aferi
|Nathan Apea Aferi|
|16th Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ghana)|
|Preceded by||William Ofori Atta|
|Succeeded by||Lt. Colonel Kwame Baah|
|Died||8 April 2003
|Commands||Chief of the Defence Staff|
Major General Nathan Apea Aferi (September 1923 – 8 April 2003) was a soldier and politician in Ghana. He was a former Chief of the Defence Staff of Ghana. He also served briefly as Foreign Minister of Ghana.
Aferi served with the United Nations Operation in the Congo now the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the time, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Ghana army. He is reported to have been on guard at Radio Congo when Patrice Lumumba attempted a broadcast in the confusion around the time of Congo's independence in 1960 from Belgium.
Chief of Defence Staff
Aferi continued in the military on his return to Ghana where he rose to the rank of Brigadier. He was promoted Major General and made the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) after the dismissal of Major General Otu, then CDS by President Nkrumah. He was the last CDS to serve before the overthrow of Nkrumah in Ghana's first military coup.
- "Third Man Up". Time (magazine). September 1960. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
- Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr. (December 2006). "When Dancers Play Historians and Thinkers-Part 19". feature article. ModernGhana.com. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
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- "General Aferi Is Dead". General News of Tuesday, 6 May 2003 (Ghana Home Page). Retrieved 2008-11-05.
- "Rulers:April 2003". Rulers.org. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
Major General Stephen J. A. Otu
|Chief of the Defence Staff
1965 – 1966
Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka
William Ofori Atta
Col. Kwame R.M. Baah