|Ghana :: Brief History|
Capital City: Accra
National Holiday: Independence Day, 6 March (1957)
National Anthem: Click here for anthem.Brief History: Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the British Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the constitution in 1981 and the banning of political parties. A new constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992.
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