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date: 07 May 2021

Nkrumah, Kwamelocked

  • Richard Rathbone


Nkrumah, Kwame (1909?–1972), president of Ghana, was born at Nkroful, Nzima, a village in the south-west of Gold Coast Colony. As birth certificates were not then mandatory, the exact date of his birth is uncertain. He was probably born on 18 September 1909 and baptized in the local Roman Catholic church three days later. On occasions in later life he was to give his year of birth as 1912, almost certainly erroneously. His father, a goldsmith from a town on the border with the ...

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