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The Gold Coast was the first British colony in Africa to become independent. After independence, its name changed to Ghana, and the first president was Kwame Nkrumah. Ghana is in West Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea. Its neighbouring countries are Cote D'Ivoire, Togo, and Burkina Faso, and the capital is Accra. The name Ghana comes from an ancient kingdom several 100 kilometres northwest of the modern republic.

- a history of Ghana's independence - a site dedicated to Kwame Nkrumah _nkrumah.shtml - for more on Nkrumah and an audio clip - for a brief, broad history of Ghana - a very brief overview of Ghana by the BBC Ghana_19845.gif - for a large, physical feature and provincial regions map - an exhaustive coverage of Ghana, well-indexed Specific/Ghana.html - a resource site of annotated links on Ghana - a massive resource of links to things Ghanaian - a resource to Ghana, with information on the politics, culture, languages, newspapers, etc - a timeline of Ghana's history - the official website of the government of Ghana - the Lonely Planet's take on the history of Ghana for travelers - what the CIA has prepared about Ghana 4chapter1.shtml- all cover the history of the ancient kingdom of Ghana

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For a broad overview of African independence.

For a broad overview of A Brief History of Ghana.

Last updated : 08-Nov-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 21-Mar-2011

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