Accra was founded by the Ga people in the late 1600s. Accra served, during part of its history, as a centre for trade with the Portuguese followed by the Swedish, Dutch, French, British and Danish by the end of the seventeenth century.
In 1877, Accra replaced Cape Coast as the capital of the British Gold Coast colony and became the economic centre of Ghana.
The Ghanaian campaign for independence was launched by the Accra Riots in 1948, which led to the Ghana's independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.
Ghana is now celebrating 50 years of independence.