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Nkwame Nkrumah

Nkwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s revolutionist and first black president was born in 1909 in Gold Coast (now Ghana) and died on 27th April, 1972, in Bucharest of Rome. Africa best remembers him as a political activist and nationalist leader who in 1957 led Ghana to its independence from Britain. He held the leadership of the first independent African country from its independence in 1957 until 1966 when his rule slowly turned dictatorial and through a military coup, he was overthrown.
Nkrumah always stood in strong advocacy for African Nationalism. In his inaugural speech of March,6th , 1957, he plainly echoed what his biggest dream for Africa as a whole was when he said, “we have awakened. We will not sleep anymore. Today, from now on, there is a new African in the world! Our independence is meaningless unless it is linked with the total liberation of Africa.” These words in a few years later materialized as seen at the formation of Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where delegates from then 35 African independent states assembled to discuss Africa’s security, Social and political future.
To this day, Nkrumah’s words are still a fresh inspiration to many people of Black ancestry, those  aware of the price Africa paid for its liberty and those who hold a common belief in Pan Africanism.

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Ollus Ndhom

Ollus Ndhom is the editorial chief at MuAfrica, a newbie online magazine. He is a self-driven and assertive youth with a belief in the power of words. His hobbies include writing commentaries, composing poems and serving God.

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