Today in History: Ghana Gained Independence

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On this day in 1957, the Gold Coast gained its independence from Great Britain.

Independence Political History of Ghana lies at the heart of a region which has been leading sub-Saharan African culture since the first millennium BC in metal-working, mining, sculpture and agriculture.

One of the great sudanic states which dominate African history, the kingdom of Ghana controlled the gold trade between the mining areas to the south and the Saharan trade routes to the north.

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