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  Fanti - HighBeam Encyclopedia
the Fanti formed a confederation, primarily as a means of protection against Ashanti incursions from the interior.
The Fanti were aided by the British, who, however, destroyed the strong Fanti confederation established between 1868 and 1872, believing it a threat to their hegemony on the coast.
Fante asafo flags of Abandze and Kormantze: a discourse between rivals.
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  Fante   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Warrior groups are active throughout the Akan area, but it is the Fante tribe which inhabit the coastal region of Ghana, that has developed a sophisticated and expressive community with a social and political organization based on martial principles, and elaborate traditions of visual art.
The situation throughout the Fante region is fraught with political complexities, for there are twenty-four traditional states along an eighty- mile stretch of the Atlantic coast, and each state is independently ruled by a paramount chief or 'omanhen', supported by elders and a hierarchy of divisional, town and village chiefs.
While Fante chieftaincy is aristocratic and matrilineal - the chief tracing his descent through females back to the founders of the community - the Asafo are patrilineal and democratic, Every child, male or female, automatically enters his father's company, and membership is open to all classes, from stool holders to fishermen.
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 AllRefer.com - Ghana - The Asante Wars | Ghanaian Information Resource
During his reign, the Asante confederation destroyed the influence of Dankyera, which had been the strongest state in the coastal hinterland and which had been exacting tribute from most of the other Akan groups in the central forest.
The Asante confederation, which allowed newly conquered territories to retain their customs and chiefs, survived this catastrophe and continued to expand its boundaries, in the process transforming itself into an empire.
By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Asante governed a territory as large as modern-day Ghana and were challenging the Fante states for control of the coast, where European traders had established a network of posts and fortifications.
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 Fante Confederacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Fante Confederacy was a state on the coast of modern day Ghana established by the Fante people.
The Fante thus sought British protection against the Ashanti, something the British were more than willing to grant in hopes of spreading their influence through the region.
The Fante revived, and in 1811 with a number of allies again went to war.
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 Battle of Adowa - pt2 -explorer
Sensing encroachment from the British authority the Fanti sought to unify in a confederation and seek recognition from the British.
Herbert Taylor Ussher, Adminstrator, declared the arrest and treatment of the confederate leaders to be erroneous, illegal, imprudent, offensive, unjustifiable and irritating; but the oppressive deed had been done,.
Fanti and Fante are used interchangeably as there is not consensus on its English spelling in the texts under review.
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 Club Ghana - News and Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Fante cosmopolitanism and Ashanti mercantilism were the twin ingredients that amalgamated into the synthesis later to be recognised as the distinctive flavour of Ghana's ideological quest for independence.
The Fante were the Cosmopolitans, the folks who loved adventure and were never too averse to giving the Visionary a chance to strut his/her stuff.
Nkrumah managed this by dint of good fortune and, ever since, the pattern has been cast in stone: whosoever shall splinter the Fante, the Bono and the Ashanti into separate blocs unravels the Akan mystique and, insofar as Democracy is a tyranny of numbers, the same must march on to electoral domination of Ghana.
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 Africa and Slavery 1500-1800 by Sanderson Beck
The Asante army defeated Bono in 1723, threatened the Fante in 1726, and invaded Gonja in 1732.
When the Fante broke their promise, Osei Kwadwo swore revenge; but he died.
Thomas Thompson arrived from America in 1752 to propagate the gospel; he studied the Fante language but was only able to baptize eight people before he left in 1756.
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 Ghana Ethnic Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Also spelled Fante, historic group of states in what is now southern Ghana.
The new Fanti Confederation had an executive council, a judiciary, an army, taxes, and a written constitution.
The British successfully exploited rivalries among members of the Confederation, and it disbanded in 1873.
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 The African Commune > The Liberated State and Pan-African Nationalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Then the Fanti Confederation-the earliest manifestation of Gold Coast nationalism occurred in 1868 when Fanti Chiefs attempted to form the Fanti Confederation in order to defend themselves against the might of Ashanti and the incipient political encroachments of British merchants.
British officials propagated that the leaders of the confederation were a small clique of agitators and discontented elements who merely wanted personal power.
As the Confederation sought cooperation with the British they were somewhat shocked at the treatment received.
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 Ghana History Timeline - historic overview of Ghana (Gold Coast), Africa
Both Akwamu, Fante and Asante are among those who benefits from the trade.
Through their European connections the Asante gets weapons and uses them to conquer more land and fight other kingdoms.
1806: The Asante kingdom invades Kingdoms to the south and war breaks out with the Fante confederation which is supported by Britain.
www.crawfurd.dk /africa/ghana_timeline.htm   (3980 words)

 Resources on the Fante   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
...society, either of the Ga or the Ibo, the Hausa or the Fante, is to...
...in the wreckage of the Fante Confederation, the...
The expansion of the Fante and the emergence of Asante in the eighteenth century /
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 Yamoransah Boga reporting from the fante confideration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
To support the well being of their wildlife, a deer is killed annually to reduce overpopulation.
It wouldn't be right to build a fante confederation without the people of Yamoransah.
Out of the brain heads present Yamoransah was given the title for the nation with most technological advancement.
newsrunner.com /ghanaweb/GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=29179   (783 words)

 WHKMLA : History of the Ashanti
The Ashanti Confederation (also called Asante) was established in the late 17th century.
The Danes closed down their trading posts in 1850, the Dutch ceded their possesons on the Gold Coast to the British in 1872.
In 1874, a British force under Sir Garnet Wolseley occupied Kumasi and annexed the coastal province, which was declared the Gold Coast Colony.
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 The British-Ashanti Wars - History - Ghana - Africa
The subsequent peace coincided with a period of increased European Christian missionary work in the region.
In 1844 the British signed a political agreement with a confederation of Fante states.
Known as the Bond of 1844, the agreement extended British protection to the signatory states and gave Britain a degree of authority over them.
countriesquest.com /africa/ghana/history/the_british-ashanti_wars.htm   (559 words)

 Ghana History Timeline - historic overview of Ghana (Gold Coast), Africa
Both Akwamu, Fante and Asante are among those who benefits from the trade.
Through their European connections the Asante gets weapons and uses them to conquer more land and fight other kingdoms.
1806: The Asante kingdom invades Kingdoms to the south and war breaks out with the Fante confederation which is supported by Britain.
crawfurd.dk /africa/ghana_timeline.htm   (3880 words)

 www.ghanaweb.com: Feature Article of Saturday, 12 March 2005
Faced with the threat of Asante annexation, the Fante Confederation[25] (formed, 1871) made a constitutional provision for national schools as an extension of the Wesleyan missionary effort in formal education.
The Confederation was initially a defensive union to discourage territorial claims by the neighboring Asante kingdom as well as a reaction to an Anglo-Dutch exchange of territory that placed certain Fante communities under Dutch rule.
It was also an attempt to lay the foundations for modern administration to succeed British rule.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/printnews.php?ID=77114   (1676 words)

 ghana history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
But with their close relationship with the coastal people especially the Fantes, the Ashantis became their enemies.
1823 - 1824: In Asante Denkyira war, Sir Charles Macarthy and his Fante allies supported the Denkyiras.
Yaa Asantewaa, the queen mother of Edwiso (Ejisu) led attack on the British Fort in Kumasi.
www.ashanti.com.au /ghanahst.htm   (1320 words)

 Ghana - Home
British interest increased in the interior after the transfer of Dutch possessions to the British in 1878.
* The British conquered Ghana (originally named the Gold Coast) this was strongly resisted especially by the Fante Confederation, an alliance of coastal kingdoms.
Ghana continues to be heavily dependent on foreign aid.
www.africanet.com /africanet/country/ghana/home.htm   (1591 words)

 Ghanaian Newsrunner Archive of Ghana news; issue 21
Quarkyi was running into trouble came in mid-1996, when sources close to the President alleged that the then Minister for Information was involved in what was said to be the founding of a “Fante Confederation”.
The confederation was believed to be prim concerned with enhancing the power of Fantes in Government.
The Guineans were expected in the country last Wednesday but decided to stay in neighbouring Togo until Sunday morning without the consent of CAF, in contravention of CAF regulations.
www.newsrunner.com /archive/nr21txt.html   (10269 words)

 Binghamton University Faculty and Staff Kudos
Inductees were selected for their outstanding contributions to SUNY/CUAD or its heritage organizations, SUNY/CURC and the PR Council or the Alumni Confederation.
She was cited for her poems, "Water Chestnut" and "When I Leave You." Another of Gillian's poems, from her latest collection, Italian Women in Black Dresses, was recited on National Public Radio's Writer's Almanac segment narrated by Garrison Keillor.
MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN, director of the Creative Writing Program, was awarded the first literary award in memory of Pietro Di Donato and John Fante by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York.
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 Readings: Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (pages 135-146) | Autonomy & Solidarity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Britain accepted granting dominion status to its old colonies of white settlers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; but it withdrew self-government from the West Indies when the white planters were ousted from the legislative assemblies by fl (or brown} people.
As far as Africa is concerned, Englishmen violently opposed fl self-government such as the Fante Confederation on the Gold Coast in the 18608.
They also tried to erode the authority of fl Creoles in Sierra Leone.
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 Ghana traditional states
(B) The Akan states, the most prominent of which is the Asanteman Confederation; this group also includes the protectorate authority's attempt, 1868-73, to organize the Fante states into a Fanti Confederation.
1868 Fante states join in a U.K.-sponsored Fanti Confederation;
23 Jun 1900 Confederation dissolved by U.K. protectorate
www.worldstatesmen.org /Ghana_native.html   (1038 words)

 H-Net Review: Leland Conley Barrows on The French Encounter with Africans: White Responses to Blacks (1530-1880)
London: Frank Cass, 1967) was influential in Great Britain as well as in France.
As an aside, Getz also suggests that the Gold Coast elites who generated the Mankessim Constitution, the Fante Confederation (1868-1873), and the Accra Native Confederation were, in large part, slave owners who wished to conserve at least indigenous slavery (pp.
Can the laxness (or "pragmatism") of French policy, as perceived by Getz, be at least partially explained by the deeply ingrained negative view of Africans and Afro-Caribbean peoples that Cohen identifies as a significant thread running through French intellectual history from the sixteenth century onward?
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=73561118419978   (4919 words)

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