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European merchants in other parts of Africa

It was not in Ghana alone that the Europeans merchants settled to trade. They went to other parts of Africa too.  For example, soon after the Portuguese arrived in what is today Ghana, they also started to trade with the people of southern Nigeria, Chiefly in Benin, and later in …

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Frontiers of modern Ghana

Quite early on, the British began on mark out the frontiers, or furthest boundaries, of southern Ghana. The story of the northern frontiers is quite different. It was a long time before British officials visited the north. For many years, that part of the country was not surveyed. The Europeans …

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