The conference provided a platform for the interaction of African nationalists, they shared a lot in common regarding the strategies for achieving African independence, and leaders like Patrice Lumumba were equipped with leadership skills.


  • It emphasized the consolidated unity of Africans, Africans were equipped with cultural and economic skills that would make them unite and move forward as a continent. The nationalists agreed to establish a base for PAM in Africa and therefore Ghana became a home for revolutionary fighters in Africa.
  • The theme of the conference made Pan-Africanism practical and militant; it quickened the demand for immediate independence that led to a speedy move to fight colonialism.
  • The delegates at the conference agreed to ensure the respect for African leaders, territorial integrity, and sovereignty of African countries. Africans therefore agreed to help one another to solve interstate conflicts.
  • The independent African states pledged to offer moral, financial and military support to African nationalists. This increased the revolutionary spirit among African nationalists geared towards independence. it groomed African nationalists and this made them to manage their affairs as committed and foresighted leaders in their countries leading to independence.

  • It condemned colonial rule in the strongest terms. The participants jointly condemned the harmful policies in Africa more so in Portuguese Africa, South Africa and South Rhodesia.
  • It enhanced the policy of NAM among the African states. This was intended to prevent African countries to join cold war politics which would divide African countries on ideological grounds of the west and east and Nkrumah said “we face forward not East or west”.
  • It bridged the gap between the Arab North and the black South, Nkrumah went ahead and unified the blacks of the south with the Arab North i.e. Algeria, Egypt etc in order to fight for the independence of African continent.
  • It acted as a basis for the formation of O.A.U in 1963. It was through the Accra conference that Africans thought of having a regional body that would bring African countries together to fight for their independence.
  • It also laid a foundation for other African conferences i.e. November 1959 Conference in Cairo, 1960 Tunisia Conference, 1963 in Addis-Ababa intended to unite Africans.
  • It laid a foundation for regional groups i.e. Ghana-Guinea-Mali Union and this brought Africans together. Also ECOWAS was formed in 1976 to promote regional cooperation in Africa.
  • It depicted Ghana as a model country which inspired other African nationalists to fight for their independence due to the numerous changes economically, politically and socially which were copied by countries like Angola (1961), Mozambique (1964) and Guinea Bissau in1963.

  • It encouraged the Africans religious leaders in the struggle for independence. Leaders in Africa agreed that religious leaders would bring people together through their preaching and also encouraged African leaders to think beyond political lines.
  • It inspired militant nationalism in Africa. It encouraged the formation of radical liberation movements in Africa i.e. SWAPO, ZANU, MPLA, FREELIMO which finally weakened colonialism and led to independence.


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