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July 6, 2020

How Baffour Osei Akoto revolutionalised post-independence politics

In September 1954 — three years before the Gold Coast gained independence from Britain — Baffour Osei Akoto, the Chief Linguist at the Manhyia Palace, then 50 years of age, led a group of people in Ashanti, including chiefs and the youth, to slaughter a sheep at the banks of the Subin River around Kejetia in Kumasi to signify the formation of the National Liberation Movement (NLM).

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