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On this day in 1956, it was announced that the Gold Coast, now Ghana, would gain independence from the United Kingdom, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to do so.

ACCRA, Ghana — President Kwame Nkrumah welcomes the Duchess of Kent, who visited the country for independence celebrations, 1957.

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