Ga–Fante War

The Ga-Fante War in 1811 was a tribal war in the Ashanti Confederacy situated roughly in present day Ghana.

It involved a series of battles between the Asante and their allies, the Ga people of
Accra and tribes of Elmina, against an alliance of the Fanti, Akim and Akwapim tribes. The Asante won the pitched battle, but then had to retreat in the face of the guerrilla tactics used by the Akwapim in the Akwapim Hills, where the Asante had the disadvantage of not knowing the terrain. The Akwapim also fought against the Europeans, capturing the Dutch fort at Apam and a British fort at Tantamkweri.

See also

*Ashanti-Fante War


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