As Ghana turns 50, some links

For those of you not in the know, Ghana became the first black African colony to gain its independence on the 6th of March 1957. That will be 50 years on Tuesday. We’ll get to my own thoughts on what has happened in the last half-century – especially the 27 years of it I’ve been around on Tuesday. For now though, I’ll put up some very interesting links.

We’ll start with a BBC documentary on Ghana’s history since independence narrated by one of the country’s best radio journalists

Part 1

Part 2

Then we’ll continue with his show on Accra’s Joy FM discussing the last 50 years

Here

Then we’ll add in Time Magazine’s cover story on Ghanaian history as seen from the perspective of a single Ghanaian family

Here

Then we’ll finish up with a fun bit on the evolution of pop music in Ghana

Here

Enjoy. More on this later

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5 Comments on “As Ghana turns 50, some links”

  1. THD says:

    In case you didn’t see this, the World Bank has been sending their new Ghana report around:

    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:21241709~pagePK:64257043~piPK:437376~theSitePK:4607,00.html

  2. […] Ramblings of an African Geek posts links related to Ghana@50, “For those of you not in the know, Ghana became the first black African colony to gain its independence on the 6th of March 1957. That will be 50 years on Tuesday. We’ll get to my own thoughts on what has happened in the last half-century – especially the 27 years of it I’ve been around on Tuesday. For now though, I’ll put up some very interesting links.” Ndesanjo Macha […]

  3. kwasi says:

    Thanks a lot for that

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  5. karen adams anderson says:

    I would like to learn more about Ghana.


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