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Some Interesting facts about Ghana

Some Interesting facts about Ghana
First to gain Independence in Sub-Saharan Africa and also the first African country to win the Under 17 world cup. First and the only African country to produce a black man as a UN Secretary-General. First and only African country to win the Under 20 world cup. Ghana was the first African country to join the UN peacekeeping mission. The first black man to ever command a spaceship was a Ghanaian
The first African country the first black president of the U.S visited. The first black female neurosurgeon is a Ghanaian. The first black UN General Assembly President was Ghanaian, Alex Quaison-Sackey
The first black mayor of Eastern Europe was Ghanaian, Peter Bossman. The first foreign leader Invited by J.F.Kennedy to the White House was Ghanaian, Kwame Nkrumah
The first African Head of State invited by George W. Bush was Ghanaian, J.A Kufuor. The first black cabinet minister of Britain, and also one of the first black MPs is Ghanaian, Lord Boateng
The first black African University professor of Anthropology in the world was Ghanaian, K.A Busia. The first African to receive a doctorate in law from the University of London, J.B Danquah
The first female amphibian biologist in West Africa is Ghanaian, Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi. The first black African to perform a heart transplant is Ghanaian, Dr. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng
The first African footballer to play in Germany was Ghanaian, C.K Gyamfi. The first player to score a goal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich was Ghanaian, Kwesi Owusu
The first British Athlete to win gold medals in 100m & 200m at the World Youth Championships, and also win medals at senior levels and U18, U20, and U23 is of Ghanaian origin, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
In 1983&1991 a Ghanaian, Ferdie Ato Adobe set a world record by running 100m backward in 12.7 and 13.1 seconds. The first country to win the African Cup of nations 4 times was Ghana
The first woman awarded best evening wear at Miss World is a Ghanaian, Manuela Medie. The first black woman to become Miss Sweden is Ghanaian, Malou Hansson
The man who designed the African American Museum in Washington is Ghanaian, David Adjaye. The first soldier in British service to fire a shot in World War I was Ghanaian, Alhaji Grunshi
The first African to record in Jazz in the U.S and also the first African to host programs with the BBC was Ghanaian, Kofi Ghanaba
The first female Speaker of Parliament in West Africa is Ghanaian, Joyce Bamford-Addo. The oldest European building in Africa is in Ghana
The longest feast table in the Guinness Book of World Records is held by Ghana. The first and oldest film training institution in Africa is in Ghana.



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