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Nkrumah returns to the Gold Coast from studying in the UK

1947

2

Death of Nkrumah

1973

3

coup d'état against Nkrumah implemented by the National Liberation council

1966

4

Ghana's independence

March 6th 1957

5

General Strike orchestrated by Nkrumah

1950

6

Nkrumah becomes PM of Ghana after landslide election

1951

7

Formation of the CPP (convention people's party) - Nkrumah breaks from the UGCC because they are too elitist

June 1949

8

Formation of the UGCC (united Gold Coast Convention)

August 1947

9

Nkrumah founds the Bureaus of African Affairs (the BAA)

1959

10

Conferences led by Nkrumah encouraging independence movements in other African countries

1958 - the All-African People's conference and the Conference of Independent African States (both same year)

11

Boycott of SA goods which Nkrumah was reluctant to support

1959

12

Sharpeville Massacre in SA which re-radicalised Nkrumah on the issue of apartheid

March 1960

13

Nkrumah is granted a $600 Million loan to build the Volta River Dam - this loan had conditions attached

1957

14

Nkrumah's book Africa Must Unite

1963

15

Bus strike after Nkrumah takes power that represents Tribal tensions inn independent Ghana

1957 - led by the Ga people, who believed other ethnic groups were getting preferential treatment in government.

16

Avoidance of Discrimination Act

1957

17

Ghana becomes a one party state after "obviously rigged" referendum

1964

18

When and Why was Nkrumah arrested?

1951 after boycotts in Ghana and riots that followed march and strike organised by the CPP in 1950

19

second election of Ghana - result and date

1954 - CPP wins majority but opposition grows (Northern People’s party an National liberation movement) especially in northern region

20

united party forms in opposition to CPP

1957 led by Kofu Abrefa Busia

21

Preventive Detention Act allowing Nkrumah to incarcerate people for up to five years without charge or trial, with only Nkrumah empowered to release prisoners early - this followed an attempted assasination attempt against Nkrumah - represents his fall into authoriatarianims

1958

22

Constitutional Amendment Act - abolished assemblies and allowed the parliament to amend the constitution with a simply majority

1959 - in response to regional assemblies disagreeing with him

23

queen Elizabeth II remained sovereign over Ghana until...

1960

24

Bandung Conference

1955

25

Creation of the organisation of African Unity (OAU)

1963