On July 1 1960 Ghana was declared a republic with Kwame Nkrumah as its president. Ghana's first independent administration was inaugurated on March 6 1957 with Kwame Nkrumah as prime minister.
THIS DAY IN 2010:
Ghana flag euphoria grips SA 2010
Writing from Johannesburg, sportscaster Yaw Ampofo-Ankrah takes an unusually spiritual look at the chances of Ghana's Black Stars against Uruguay in quarterfinals of 2010 Fifa World Cup Finals.
"In the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it," Barack Obama quote from his February 10, 2007 Presidential announcement.
On numerous occasions, I have heard prominent Africans say that the only difference between Ghana and America is that America is a century ahead of Ghana. True or false? Harsh reality or exaggerated view? So does the flag of Ghana have mystical powers?
We may all have our own answers and interpretations to these frustrating questions but there is a powerful and mysterious phenomenon unfolding here at the 2010 World Cup Finals that has NEVER been witnessed before in the previous SIXTEEN editions.
It is the obsession to sign the red,gold and green flag of Ghana. It may appear all too simplistic and even romantic but WHY is President Jacob Zuma so keen to sign his best wishes on the Ghana flag along with his predecessor Thabo Mbeki? What about the former Kotoko (1968) and Black Stars (1969) and most recently coach of Bafana Bafana Carlos Alberto Parreira?
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