Overview of Ghana
In the early thirteenth century, Ghana was flourishing in gold,
therefore people all around the world came to find it.
Through trade and travel, Ghanaians were able to create economic
and cultural exchanges with the ancient Sudanese kingdoms during
the time. Trade provided the ancient Ghanaians with the ability
to develop larger villages, as well as focus on agriculture, domesticated
animals and gold. The trans-Saharan trade stimulated the development
of early states in modern Ghana, including the Mole-Dagbani, states
of Mamprusi, Dagomba, and Gonja and the main Akan states of the
Fante and Asante. Especially the North, the spread of activities
of merchants and clerics, also grew during this era, was influenced
by Islamic influences.
Key Note: People did incorporate many aspects of Islam into their
own beliefs, but didn't by no means supplanted indigenous beliefs
This information was taken from CCofG "page 19."