Old man Ghana

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WHAT HAP­PENED LAST WEEK, SEV­ERAL African coun­tries cel­e­brated with Ghana, which, half a cen­tury ago, was the first African coun­try to gain its in­de­pen­dence from Bri­tain. Though Ghana’s first pres­i­dent, Kwame Nkrumah, was de­posed in a coup d’état in 1966 and years of clashes fol­lowed, it’s to­day re­garded as one of the lead­ing African coun­tries. THE SUN­DAY TIMES said af­ter years of in­sta­bil­ity, Ghana is now striv­ing, along with other coun­tries, to free the con­ti­nent of poverty and bad gov­ern­ment. The Mer­cury said Ghana’s mul­ti­party democ­racy and free-mar­ket econ­omy un­der Pres­i­dent John Ku­fuor make it one of Africa’s lead­ers. The Her­ald said Ghana is help­ing Africa take its right­ful place in the world.

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