Attack on Ghana

By: Meagan Canfield

Ghana Controls Trade

Among the earliest people in West Africa were in Soninke. They lived in small groups and farmed the land among the Niger river. After AD 300, the Soninke began to band together for protection against nomadic herders who wanted to move into the area. This banding together was the beginning of Ghana.

Taxes and Gold

With so many trader's passing through their land's, Ghana's rules looked for ways to profit from their dealings. One day was to force every trader that entered Ghana, they would have to pay a special tax on goods he carried. The each trader had to pay another tax on the good he brought.

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