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date: 11 August 2020

Nkrumah, Kwame (1909–1972) First head of independent Ghana 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Eric L. MartinEric L. MARTIN

Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African colony to win independence (in 1957) from European colonial rule, providing a model for other aspiring African states. Under Kwame Nkrumah’s leadership, Ghana promoted a firm anti-imperialist foreign policy focused on creating pan-African political and economic unity in a “United States of Africa.” ...

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