Portuguese and European trading posts were set up in order to trade gold with the existing Akan states in the area
Millions of West Africans were captured and sold as slaves to the Americas
Britain and Denmark decide to end their import of slaves
Millions of West Africans were captured and sent as slaves to the Americas
Riots breaks out in Accra when Police fires at an anti-colonial demonstration. 29 are killed and hundreds are wounded
Important Step to Independence
Ghana is proclaimed as a British colony
The first legislative council elections take place
Independence for the state now called Ghana
Ghana proclaimed a republic; Nkrumah elected president.
Nkrumah was overthrown in 1966 and the leaders of the coup that overthrew him immediately opened the country’s borders and the prison gates in order to free all of Nkrumah’s opponents. The main cause for Nkrumah being overthrown was because of the country’s economic difficulties, such as high foreign debts.
Ghana becomes a one-party state.
New constitution facilitates transfer of power to civilian govt, led by Kofi Busia
Major off-shore oil discovery announced. President Kufuor says oil will turn Ghana into an "African tiger".
Ghana and Ivory Coast set up a commission to implement an international ruling on a maritime border dispute involving oilfields.