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This Ashanti prince designed and built a signal station in Trinidad for the British in 1883

by Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

In the Caribbean, he is known as William Kofi Nti, the son of a wealthy king in West Africa who would leave a mark in their land and proof of his existence and stay in Trinidad in the 1880s. However, his real name is Nana Kofi Ntim, son of (Asantehene) King Karikari who was the 10th ruler of the powerful Ashanti Kingdom in present-day Ghana that battled the British for over 400 years before their land came under the British rule.

Nederland op de ABC-eilanden - 14 - electriciteit - foto Aart G. Broek

foto Aart G. Broek

Son of Afia Kobi, King Karikari ruled the Asante Kingdom between 28 May 1867 and his forced abdication on 26 October 1874. He Succeeded his grand uncle, Nana Kwaku Dua I whose real name was Barima Fredua Agyeman. During his rule as king, he continued the war with the British to protect his kingdom and continued the war with weaker kingdoms to expand the Ashanti Kingdom.

Please, continue reading the article on Face2Face Africa, May 23, 2019



on 25.05.2019 at 7:12
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