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Today in history: On 1st August 1962, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah escaped a bomb assassination attempt

Today marks exactly 58 years since Dr Kwame Nkrumah seemingly escaped an assassination attempt in kulungugu in the upper east region of Ghana.

Kwame Nkrumah set out for the annual conference of his popular conventions people’s party in the capital of the ashanti region but however extended the visits to other parts of the northern part of the country from temgduku, Upper Volta to meet the then volta president Maurice yameo.

After a short visit and meeting with Maurice Yameo, Nkrumah and his entourage were met by a crowd of students and party supporters in kulungugu and had to stop. A few meters away from the students a grenade was detonated killing several school children and injuries several others but the first prime minister of the country managed to escape despite having had a few injuries.

That exact spot till this day has become a historical venue where a sculpture stands to show the exact place the near fatal assassination attempt took place some decades ago.

Kwame Nkrumah went on to become the first ever president of the country 2 years on but was however ousted from office through a military coup and went on to serve a the rest of his life in Romania until his demise in 1972.

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Kwame Nkrumah Maurice Yameo Nkrumah Osagyefo Upper Volta


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