2. Case study: Ghana
Ghana was the first African country south of the Sahara to achieve independence from colonial rule. It was thus a watershed movement in twentieth century Africa. And as it appeared a peaceful, democratic and orderly hand over of power, it was also held up as an idealised path to African self-rule.
The Gold Coast was seen as a stable, model colony by the British. However, by the late 1940s several factors were coming together to promote a strong independence movement; a generation of educated Africans,...
This page focuses on the significance of tactics, of leadership and of other factors in the success of Ghana's independence movement.
Much was expected and hoped for from Ghana at independence but like all new countries during the Cold War period, Ghana faced immense challenges.
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