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Why did Ghana get independence earlier than other African countries?

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Ghana got independence earlier than other African countries because;

  • There were rapid economic & social changes which were caused by cultivation of cocoa changes that affected cocoa farming after Second World War resulted into political change.
  • There was a large group of educated elites who were on the frontline calling for decolonization in Ghana
  • Nkurumah’s populist leadership provided the unity required for nationalism in Ghana
  • Nkurumah participated in the pan African Manchester conference whose countries resolved that all countries have a right to self-determination.
  • Ghana was a small country with good system of transport and communication. This made the movement of information faster and effective.
  • There was presence of few Europeans, this made the struggle for independence not to be bloody or have any complications.

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