What happened in Ghana on 24th February 1966?
The National Liberation Council (NLC) led the Ghanaian government from 24 February 1966 to 1 October 1969. The body emerged from a CIA-supported coup d’état (Ghana’s first) against the civilian government led by Kwame Nkrumah. The Ghanaian cedi was devalued by 30%. …
What led to the overthrow of Nkrumah?
1972 coup and background
Neither ethnic nor class differences played a role in the overthrow of the PP government. The crucial causes were the country’s continuing economic difficulties, both those stemming from the high foreign debts incurred by Nkrumah and those resulting from internal problems.
Who was Ghana first leader?
Kwame Nkrumah, standing on stool, being sworn in by Arku Korsah, as the first president of the Republic of Ghana in Accra. 1960.