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Independence Square

Charles Sablah
Another lesson in Ghanaian history, the Independence Square also known as the Black Star Square is a public square in Accra built in 1961. It is by far the second largest city square in the world second to the Tian'anmen Square in China. The square has two significant structures, the Independence Arch and the Black Star Monument. As an ode to Ghanaians who lost their lives fighting for the country's independence, there is a statue of a soldier at the Independence Arch. The Black Star Monument has a motif that signifies that Ghana was the "Black Star of Africa" since it encouraged other African countries to fight for their liberation. P.S- Be careful while clicking pictures here, there are certain prohibitions.