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Published on 24-04-2018

Sierra Leone Independence Day Celebrations

Congratulations to the people of Sierra Leone residing in the United Kingdom on the 57th Anniversary of their Independence Day. On 27th April, 1961, the country got its independence from United Kingdom. It became the latest West African Country to win independence after more than one hundred and fifty years on Colonial rule by the British Empire.

Senegal Independence

Published on 04-04-2016

Senegal Independence Day: origins and history

Located in West Africa, Senegal was colonized during the 15th century by Europeans powers; mainly Portuguese, French, Dutch and British. In 1677 French colonizers managed to impose their power and gained control over Senegal. In 1850´s the French empire began invading the Senegalese mainland until native resistance to the French expansion, led by several Senegalese rulers, resulted in the Battle of Logandème, won by the French.

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.