Ghana marks independence day


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Ghanaians celebrate in Accra during ceremonies marking independence from Britain. Ghanaians turned out in their thousands Tuesday for colourful ceremonies marking independence from Britain 50 years ago when the country became the first black African state to break the bonds of colonial rule.((Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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Ghanaian President John Kufuor, who is also the newly elected president of the Africa Union, addresses the celebration ceremony which was attended by thousands of cheering Ghanaians and hundreds of foreign delegates during celebrations to mark Ghana's 50 years of independence in the capital Accra March 6, 2007.Ghana is the first black African state to break the bonds of colonial rule.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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Soldiers march during celebrations of Ghana's 50 years of independence from Britain at Independence Square marking the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence, in Accra March 6, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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A man painted with Ghanaian colours dances during celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence in Accra. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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Ghanaian President John Kufuor (2nd R) reviews the honor guard during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence in Accra, capital of Ghana on March 6, 2007. Thousands of cheering Ghanaians and hundreds of foreign delegates attended the celebration ceremony Tuesday.(Xinhua/Liang Shanggang)

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Ghanaians dance during celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence in Accra, capital of Ghana, on March 6, 2007. Thousands of cheering Ghanaians and hundreds of foreign delegates attended the celebration ceremony Tuesday.(Xinhua/Liang Shanggang)

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A helicopter with a huge banner flies above the Independence Square during celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence in Accra, capital of Ghana, on March 6, 2007. Thousands of cheering Ghanaians and hundreds of foreign delegates attended the celebration ceremony Tuesday.(Xinhua/Liang Shanggang)


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