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First West African country to Gain Independence

Ghana became the first true post-colonial nation south of the Sahara, with the Ghana Independence Act 1957 paving the way for the Convention Peoples Party under President Kwame Nkrumah declaring the country a republic in 1960. This movement for independence was built upon over a 100 years of native resistance to British colonial rule in the territories that went on to make up the moderner Ghanian state, Gold Coast, Ashanti, the Northern Territories and British Togoland.How did Ghana manage to be the first country in west Africa to reject European colonialism

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