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date: 21 August 2019

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

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
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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