Saturday, 15 March 2014

Archive: 1957

4 March 1957: Gold Coast changes name to Ghana as UK grants independence

The Gold Coast Prime Minister called on H.M. Government in the United Kingdom to enact legislation to provide for independence. Manchester's Ghanaian community celebrate...
It was gold that drew traders to parts of Africa and gave the Gold coast it's name. The British acquired it in the 19th century and later made it a dominion of the Commonwealth...


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