Wednesday, March 07, 2007

50 years of Ghanian independence

Today's lecture in Islamic history discusses "Anti-colonialism and Nationalism 1945-1962" as it related to the Islamic and especially the Arab countries.

We won't be talking much about Ghana but I thought I'd point out that the former British colony of the Gold Coast became independent fifty years ago yesterday, and there are a number of news stories on the Web reflecting on a half-century of sub-Saharan experience. For instance, see this article on Al-Jazeera, which has pictures and interviews with people who have witnessed it, including Comfort Obeng, above, who remembers the time when Britain ruled.

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