In History: Road in Germany Named Ghana Street to Honour Independence in 1958

In History: Road in Germany Named Ghana Street to Honour Independence in 1958

- Ghana Street was named in Berlin, Germany in the year 1958 after Ghana gained independence in 1958

- The German street was named after Ghana to honour the country for becoming the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence

- Recent photos from Berlin show that the name is still intact after 63 years

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A street that is located in Berlin, Germany, was named after Ghana in 1958, exactly a year after the country gained independence from colonial rule.

According to the Director for Sub-Saharan Africa & Sahel, Robert Dölger, in a tweet sighted by Briefly.co.za, the honour was conferred on Ghana because it was the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence.

It has been 63 years since the naming of the street and recent photos from Berlin show that the name is intact in the same manner it was labelled in 1958.

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The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, also confirmed this report in a post made on his verified Twitter handle.

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Ghana gained independence on March 6, 1957, from the colonial rule of the British after being led to freedom by its first president, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

On March 6, 2021, the country marked its 64th Independence Day anniversary but without parades around the country due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

As it was earlier reported, many Ghanaians took to social media to celebrate the big day for the country including ladies who went all out with highly creative photoshoots that have gone viral.

Briefly.co.za gathered six such photos that have shut down the web in Ghana on this happy day.

In more history news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that 11 February marked 31 whole years since Nelson Mandela was released from a prison on Robben Island in Cape Town. Upon his release, Mandela was given his possessions, which consisted of 22 boxes and one surfboard.

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To commemorate this important day in history, hundreds of South Africans have headed online using the hashtag #Mandela to express their thoughts on the struggle hero and first black president of South Africa.

@_nkala01 said:

"There really is no need to waste money on the celebration of Mandela's release from prison isimo sinje."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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