Republic of Ghana
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The State of Ghana came into existence on 6 March 1957 when the former Colony of the Gold Coast and the Trusteeship Territory of Togoland attained Dominion status. The name of the country recalls a powerful monarchy which from the 4th to the 13th century A.D. ruled the region of the middle Niger.


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Further Reading

  1. Carmichael, J., Profile of Ghana. London, 1992.—African Eldorado: Ghana from Gold Coast to Independence London, 1993Google Scholar
  2. Davidson, B., Black Star. London, 1973Google Scholar
  3. Herbst, J., The Politics of Reform in Ghana, 1982–1991. California Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  4. Myers, R. A., Ghana: [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1991Google Scholar
  5. Petchenkine, Y., Ghana in Search of Stability, 1957–1992. New York, 1992Google Scholar
  6. Ray, D. I., Ghana. Politics, Economics and Society. London, 1986Google Scholar
  7. Rimmer, D., Staying Poor: Ghana’s Political Economy, 1950–1990. Oxford, 1993Google Scholar
  8. Rothchild, D. (ed.): Ghana: the Political Economy of Recovery. Boulder, (Colo.), 1991Google Scholar
  9. National statistical office: Statistical Service, Accra.Google Scholar

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