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Ghana Veterans and the 1948 Accra Riots

In 1948 Ghana was rocked by riots following the killing of three Ghanaian WW2 veterans. They were shot by British colonial police during a protest march in Accra. They wanted compensation for their war service. It became a milestone in Ghana's struggle for independence.

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Fri 7 Mar 2014 08:50GMT

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  • Fri 7 Mar 2014 08:50GMT

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