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Fort Apollonia

Fort Apollonia

Calendar 05 Aug 2018
Editor By Dana Ungureanu
Ghana Ghana
Fort Apollonia was built by the British between 1765 and 1771, to ward off Dutch colonial ambitions. The abolition of the slave trade in the Gold Coast diminished the importance of the fort, as a result it became too expensive, so the British abandoned it in 1819 after which, the Dutch took ownership over the fort in 1868.
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Fort William

Fort William

Calendar 15 Mar 2018
Editor By Dana Ungureanu
Ghana Ghana
The trading Fort William was completed by 1757. It was built on hard rock near a sandy beach indentation with a sheltered harbour. The English had built a fort back in 1674 called Fort Charles which was destroyed to prevent it from being captured by other European companies. The English then hurried to construct Fort William.
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Cape Coast Castle Museum

Cape Coast Castle Museum

Calendar 21 Nov 2017
Editor By Dana Ungureanu
Ghana Ghana
Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.
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Fort Batenstein

Fort Batenstein

Calendar 13 Aug 2017
Editor By Dana Ungureanu
Ghana Ghana
Standing tall on a hilltop in Butre village in Western Ghana, Fort Bernstein offers a mesmerising view of the Atlantic coastline. But it was much more than the spectacular panorama and the paradisiacal beauty of the surroundings that urged Dutch settlers to build this small trading fort in 1656 in this area – GOLD.
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Elmina Castle or St. George Castle

Elmina Castle or St. George Castle

Calendar 30 Jun 2017
Editor By Dana Ungureanu
Ghana Ghana
The significant castle of St. George (Elmina Castle) is known for being the first major European construction in tropical Africa. It is situated in the central region of Ghana in a town called Elmina.
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