Ghana’s Golden Coast

This West African state was a focus of the slave trade for centuries, and the first African colony to win independence, exactly fifty years ago. Graham Gendall Norton finds lots of history to explore.

St. George’s Castle in Elmina, Ghana (Fall, 2003)The first of the African members of the Commonwealth to become independent – on March 6th, 1957 – the former Gold Coast colony took a new name, Ghana, from one of the ancient empires of West Africa.

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