Ghana marks leader's centenary





Ghana is marking 100 years since the birth of Kwame Nkrumah, the country's first president and a founding father of Africa's independence movement.

The governing National Democratic Congress designated the day a national holiday and organised celebrations.

Hundreds of Ghanaians gathered in the capital, Accra, for a vigil.

Nkrumah led Ghana to independence from the British in 1957 and served as president afterwards. He was eventually overthrown in a coup in 1966.



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