Ghana: History


  1. 1470

    Portuguese explorers land on the Gold Coast.

  2. 1482

    Portuguese settlers make contact with Ghana and set up Elmina Castle as a trading base.

  3. 1874

    The British take the coastal area as a crown colony.

  4. 1957

    Ghana gains its independence.

  5. 1960

    Ghana is proclaimed a republic.

Sources:

BBC News
Britannica

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