What to know about Ghana

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Several kingdoms have taken over Ghana benefiting from the territory’s massive gold deposits. The Ashantis emerged as a dominant power during the 16th century, conquering tribes and capturing trade routes to the coast. The capital of Kumasi became a thriving urban center, but it didn’t take long for the Europeans (led by the Portuguese, then the Brits, French, Danes, Swedes, and Dutch) to come sniffing around, building fortresses and promoting slave and gold trade.

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