Did You Know In 1958, Berlin (German) Named A Street Called ‘Ghana Street’ To Honour Ghana A Year After Independence?

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Yeah, we bet you never knew this beautiful piece of history! According to what we dug from the archives, in 1958, one year after independence from the British, Berlin named a street ‘Ghana Street’ to honor the first country to gain independence in Sub Saharan Africa. 

This photo was taken in 1958 during the official ceremony to unveil Ghana Street

Ghana became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and was led to independence by Kwame Nkrumah who transformed the country into a republic, with himself as president for life.

The country was the first to gain independence from European colonialism. Before it was colonized, Ghana was made up of a number of independent kingdoms, including Gonja and Dagomba in the north, Ashanti in the interior, and the Fanti states along the coast.

How Ghana Street in Berlin looks like presently.

The flag of the newly independent state was designed by Theodosia Salome Okoh. The red signified those who had died for independence, the gold is the mineral wealth with the green representing the rich grasslands of the area.

The black star is the symbol of the people and of African emancipation.

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