After the abolition of slavery, British involvement in trade began, because of their want of raw materials.
The Asante capital of Kumasi is was much more developed than the European cities. The Asante benefitted from the slave trade. They gained weapons and used them to conquer more land, and fight other kingdoms.
Osei Bonsu ascends the Asante throne. He is the king of land reaching beyond the borders of present day Ghana and still seeks to expand the Asante kingdom. The Asante kingdom invades kingdoms to the south and war breaks out.
British seeks a change to break Asante control of the Gold Coast trade. The Asante were then forced to give up their claims to areas on the coast.
Britain had practically taken over the Asante Kingdom. What was left of the Asante Kingdom had surrendered under the pressure of the British.
Centuries later, there as an increase in population growth, and an outspread of deadly diseases. The economy was market-based, with relatively few policy barriers to trade and investment in comparison with other countries in the region. Agriculture accounts for about 20% of GDP, which means that the region is now, not industrialized.