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Busia, Kofi Abrefa

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1974 AD
Nationality: Ghanaian
Categories: Politician

1913 – Born on July 11th in Wenchi, Brong Ahafo. Ghanaian politician and sociologist.

1931 – Entered Wesley College in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

1936 – Gained first Degree with Honours in Medievial and Modem History from the University of London, through correspondence during this period.

         – He was a teahcer at Achimota College.

1942 – He became a District Commissioner.

1949 – Appointed first lecturer in African Studies.

         – He became the first African to occupy a Chair in the University of Gold Coast.

1951 – Elected by the Ashanti Confederacy to the Legislative Council.

1952 – He was the leader of Ghana Congress Party.

1959 – Became Professor of Sociology and Culture at the University of Leiden in the Hague, Netherlands.

1961 – Senior Member of St. Anthony’s College and University of Oxford.

1966 – Returned to Ghana after coup and appointed Chairman of the National Advisory Committee of the NLC.

1969 – Sworn-in as Prime Minister of Ghana.

1972 – While in Britain for a medical check-up, the army under Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong overthrew his government on January 13th.

1974 – Died of heart attack on August 28th.