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An assassination attempt is made on first Ghanaian President, Kwame Nkrumah

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Nkrumah was the founder and first president of the modern Ghanaian state and emerged as one of the most influential Pan-Africanists of the 20th century/Getty images

An assassination attempt is made on first Ghanaian President, Kwame Nkrumah

Wednesday, 1 August 1962

An assassination attempt was made on first Ghana President, Kwame Nkrumah. The bomb, intended to eliminate Nkrumah, exploded and killed four people, scores of whom were left injured. Four years before this incident, Nkrumah passed the Preventative Detention Act which he used to imprison more than 1000 of his political and social opponents. This was not the first attempt to kill Nkrumah, who had led Ghana to independence in 1957.

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South African History Online

 

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