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Independence of Ghana

Published on 03-03-2016

Happy Ghana´s Independence Day!

Ghana was the first colonial African country to declare its independence, fact that occurred on the 6th of March of 1957. The independence movement kicked off in 1947 when The Big Six: Kwame Nkrumah, Danquah, William Ofori Atta, Ebenezer Ako Adjei, Emmanuel Odarkwei Obetsebi Lamptey and Edward Akufo-Addo) formed the United Gold Coast Convection which was exploring ways to Independence. Even though the colonial government arrested them, Nkrumah succeed and after achieving Ghana´s Independence he declared himself president-for-life in 1960, and four years later he even banned all opposition parties.