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By boycotting European goods, this influential Ghanaian chief sparked Africa’s independence struggle in 1948

Africa’s independence and Kwame Nkrumah’s record as the first president of the Gold Coast, the first colony in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve independence would not have been possible without the incredible role performed by Nii Kwabena Bonnie III, a chief from Osu, a coastal town in Accra, Ghana.

Real name Theodore Kwamla Taylor, Nii Kwabena Bonnie III (which was his stool name) is the son of a clerk in the Christiansborg Castle (Osu Castle) who would later singlehandedly organised a successful nationwide boycott of all European imports in the Gold Coast (Ghana) leading to series of riots and agitations that would eventually grant the colony its independence.

The chief’s boycott event also paved a way for the independence of other African colonies

Author: thincology


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