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Kwame Nkrumah

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Kwame Nkrumah
1st Preses o Ghana
In office
1 Julie 1960 – 24 Februar 1966
Succeedit biJoseph Arthur Ankrah
3rd Chairperson o the OAU
In office
21 October 1965 – 24 Februar 1966
Precedit biGamal Abdel Nasser
Succeedit biJoseph Arthur Ankrah
1st Prime Meenister o Ghana
In office
6 Mairch 1957 – 1 Julie 1960
MonarchElizabeth II
Govrenor-GeneralSir Charles Arden-Clarke
Lord Listowel
Personal details
Born10 October 1909(1909-10-10)
Nkroful, Gold Coast
Dee'd27 Apryle 1972(1972-04-27) (aged 62)
Bucharest, Romanie
Restin placeNkrumah Mausoleum, Accra
NaitionalityBreetish, Ghanaian
Poleetical pairtyCPP
Alma materLincoln Varsity
Varsity o Pennsylvanie
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Kwame Nkrumah, P.C.[1] (21 September 1909 – 27 Aprile 1972) wis the leader o Ghana an its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, frae 1951 tae 1966. Owerseein the naition's unthirldom frae Breetish colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah wis the first Preses o Ghana an the first Prime Meenister o Ghana. An influential 20t-century advocate o Pan-Africanism, he wis a foondin member o the Organization o African Unity an was the winner o the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. He saw himsel as an African Lenin.[2]

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  1. E. Jessup, John. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996. p. 533.
  2. Mazrui 1966, p. 9: "There is little doubt that, quite consciously, Nkrumah saw himself as an African Lenin. He wanted to go down in history as a major political theorist—and he wanted a particular stream of thought to bear his own name. Hence the term 'Nkrumahism'—a name for an ideology that he hoped would assume the same historic and revolutionary status as 'Leninism'."