Statue of Kwame Nkrumah
Accra, Ghana, Africa
Date of incident: 02/24/1966

This bronze statue of Kwame Nkrumah stood at Flagstaff House during his presidency of Ghana. Nkrumah was the Pan-Africanist leader who overthrew English rule of the Gold Coast and British Togoland to form the independent nation of Ghana. He led the country from 1952 to 1966. In 1966, while in Southeast Asia on a diplomatic mission to end the conflict in Vietnam he was deposed in a military coup, with apparent CIA involvement. The statue was toppled and the head, left arm, and large pieces from the rear of the statue were broken off. It was re-erected in its damaged state at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial in Accra, Ghana where it still stands.


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