• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The State of Ghana came into existence on 6 March 1957 when the former Colony of the Gold Coast and the Trusteeship Territory of Togo-land attained Dominion status. The name of the country recalls a powerful monarchy which from the 4th to the 13th century A.D. ruled the region of the middle Niger.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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