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Busia, Kofi Abrefa

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1974 AD, at 61 years of age.

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.


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