Happy Independence Day, Ghana! 

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Ghana holds a special place in pan-African history. The West African nation is revered as the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence and has traditionally been celebrated as the leader in African democracy and development.

On 6 March 1957, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah, gained independence from British rule, ending decades of white minority dominance. Ghana played a central role in the decolonisation of Africa. The country’s independence was significant for the continent as it resembled the collective strength of the African spirit, and served as a precedent for many African countries to break free from the clutches of colonial rule.

As Ghana celebrates 66 years of freedom, lets take a look at the significance of this milestone video.

Wishing Ghana well during its current (temporary) economic challenges.

Credit: Mark-Anthony Johnson