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The first of these states was the Kingdom of Ghana, which emerged as early as 500 ad, expanded greatly by the 9th century, and collapsed in the 11th century.
The ancestors of today’s Akan speakers settled in the forest region of central Ghana by the 13th century and became involved in the prosperous trade with the north by the 15th century.
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State building progressed steadily, spurred by the abundant human and natural resources of the region, aided by the use of slave labor.
In the late 17th century, Asante began to battle neighboring states for supremacy; by the early 18th century, Asante had become the strongest of the Akan centralized states.
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The most distant districts of the state which were populated by non-Akan people annually sent thousands of slaves to Kumasi." "Opoku Ware and his successors tried to centralize power in the hands of the king, or asantehene.
The Kuba state developed east of the confluence of the Sankuru and Kasai rivers, a region whose mixture of forest, savannah and rivers, and variety of vegetation and animal life, attracted settlers from the less diverse forest environment north of the Sankuru.
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Although none of the states of the western Sudan controlled territories in the area that is modern Ghana, several small kingdoms that later developed in the north of the country were ruled by nobles believed to have immigrated from that region.
Ivor Wilks, a leading historian of Ghana, observed that Akan purchases of slaves from Portuguese traders operating from the Congo region augmented the labor needed for the state formation that was characteristic of this period.
In the case of Asante, for example, rulers of that kingdom are known to have supplied slaves to both Muslim traders in the north and to Europeans on the coast.
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The prosperity of states such as Ghana and Gao, was not derived from the control of the mining regions themselves, but however, from stringent control over trading routes from the desert fringe to the gold fields.
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The newly founded coastal states see the trade as an opportunity to gain capital that would guarantee their security and independence in the midst of threats from neighbouring bodies and as such actively participate in the trade in all manners.
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The typical political unit was the small state under the headship of an elder from one of the seven or eight clans that composed Akan society.
This is understandable if the state is seen as the arena of political life and as a set of institutions concerned with power, especially for internal regulation, and for the defense of its component members.
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By birth the Akan conforms to the abusua of his mother, receiving the ntoro or kra (the living spirit) of his father.
The majority of the Akan trace their origins back to Bonoland, though it is not certain about the beginnings of the Bono Nation itself.
Denkyira established itself as a powerful nation because of the various wars, the gold mines, revenue from trade, taxes and tolls.
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 MSN Encarta - Ghana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Although the works of artisans continue to serve their traditional functions, they are now also created for the tourist industry.
Upon independence in 1957, the state assumed greater involvement in the national economy.
The state has been responsible for the provision of infrastructure installations and facilities since colonial times.
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The Akan states in the forest emerged between 1300 and 1700 A.D. The development of iron technology made possible man's penetration and subsequent settlement into the forest zone.
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The Deportation Act empowered the governor general and, therefore, subsequent heads of state, to expel persons whose presence in the country was deemed not in the interest of the public good.
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Officers were put in charge of all ministries and state enterprises; junior officers and sergeants were assigned leadership roles down to the local level in every government department and parastatal organization.
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The Akan ohemmaa was, and continues to be, chosen by her senior lineage mates, female as well as male.
The Bantamahene, Baffour Awuah V, Head of the Kingmakers to the Stool was Acting resident of the Kumasi Traditional Council, until she nominated her son as successor of her brother, king Otumfuo Nana Opoku Warre II (1919-70-99).
The state was founded in 1500 under the name of Agona, but was renamed in 1620.
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After Denkyira chief Bosianti died, he was succeeded by Ntim Gyakari, believed to be the son of Osei Tutu and Ako Abena Bensua.
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Some of the major themes to be discussed include, among others, the formation of the Akan and Mole-Dagbane States, Long distance trade and the spread of Islam to the Volta basin, slavery and legitimate trade, and European activities on the Gold Coast (trade and missionary work) down to the scramble and partition.
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In the remaining years before his death in 1717, Osei Tutu consolidated the power of his state. Osei Tutu was succeeded by Opoku Ware, who increased Asante¹s gold trade, tried to reduce dependence on European imports by establishing local distilling and weaving industries, and greatly increased the size of Asante.
Kalala Ilunga also seems to have introduced better government, for Nkongolo, the king whom he is said to have overthrown, was a famous drunkard. Historians are not sure whether Nkongolo and Kalala Ilunga were real historical actors or simply mythical characters.
Settlers gradually drifted into the Kuba region between 1000 and 1500 A.D., initially forming small communities. About 1600, a dynamic leader named Shyaam migrated into Kuba country from the west, and established a new kingdom.
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 Rulers of the Akan state of Denkyira -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rulers of the Akan state of Denkyira -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
List of Rulers of the (A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast) Akan state of Denkyira
(A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast) Akan
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(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.
1560 chief of Twifo-Heman founds Akwamu state Rulers (title Akwamuhene) 1699 - 1702 Addo 1702 - 1726 Nana Akwamu Panyin 1726 - 1730 Nana Ansa Sasraku V = Ansa Kwao 1730 - 17..
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Predecessors and Short History: One of five pioneer Akan States (Adanse, Assin, Denkyira and Asante are the others).
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