Happy Independence Day Ghana

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It’s March 6, and today Ghana celebrated Independence Day. The Gold Coast region declared independence from the United Kingdom on 6 March 1957 and established the nation of Ghana. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan nation to break free from colonial rule. Parades and heads of states today, flags on cars, and a long weekend for most of us.

The BBC has some news clips from 1957. And The Guardian has a couple interesting articles this week on the modern side of Accra today:

Accra at 60: concrete heads and colonial questions in Ghana’s capital

Artful Accra: Ghana’s 60th marked by the birth of an ambitious gallery

Such a city of contrasts. We popped out for dinner tonight at Burger & Relish in Osu, a burger place with some great cocktails. As we waited for our Uber home, we listened to loud dancehall music from nearby, while two small goats walked by down the road. It had rained, so the power was out in our neighbourhood again. Only lights where there are generators. But it was a lovely day overall. Congratulations!

 

 

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