The war between the Ashanti individuals of present-day Ghana and the British was from multiple points of view like different wars of different African individuals with European trespassers. Toward the finish of the 1800s, Europeans governments, enabled by the goals of the Berlin Meeting, set out to conquer Africa, take its assets, and annihilate her kin who might oppose their standard.
The Sovereign of Britain had sent Sir William Edward Maxwell to the Ashanti kingdom, to repress them and bring them under the English crown, as a settlement.
Sir Maxwell began with conciliatory talks, unobtrusive dangers to Ashanti people. They are trying to make them surrender their territories and assets for direct guideline by the sovereign. The cleverness, not well idea political talks were bombing all over Africa. That was because African heads and people groups knew better than to make any arrangements with the Europeans – they realized issue had gone to their shores.
Their ruler drove the Ashanti Realm Prempe I. He and his kin, close by the pioneer of the Ejisu. Intensely wouldn’t acknowledge the recommendation for their property and gold to be added and governed by the British.
The British began to utilize power to attempt to command and overcome the Ashanti, much the same as they were doing all over Africa. However, the Ashanti opposed them more than once and furiously.
The constant opposition of the Ashanti individuals prompted progressively savage power from the British and therefore prompted what is known as the fourth Old British Ashanti War.
The war was brief, gone on for around a quarter of a year from December of 1895 to February of 1896. The lord of the Ashanti Realm, Prempe I was constrained into an outcast by the English, together with the leader of the Ejisu region, and other prominent pioneers and individuals from the Ashanti Domain. Their outcast was a discipline for opposing and resisting the authority of the English.
After the ruler and different chieftains were banished, the British proceeded to loot and take their assets. These were one of the fundamental points of their intrusion.
The ruler of the Ashanti, Prempe I, has prompted his kin not to set up more obstruction after his outcast. An attempt to consult with the British and spare the lives of his kin.
Along these lines after his outcast, leader of Ejisuhene took on the situation of a sovereign official of the Ejisu-Juaban region. Her name was Yaa Asantewa. The individuals required a pioneer who might represent them in the dealings with the English.
At this point, the area had been given up to the British protectorate Sir Frederick Hudgson had taken over as the legislative head of the district and was escalating the British guideline and concealment of the Ashanti individuals.
The news came to Hodgson of the Ashanti Brilliant Stool, and how estimated and representative it was for the leader of the Ashanti individuals and their custom by and large. Out of sheer pride, jealousy and greed, Hodgson needed the seat. He accepted, as the new leader of the Ashanti locale, he ought to sit on the Brilliant stool, rather than the ideal place it was advertised.
However, his desires were not going to be conceded by the Ashanti individuals, who held the stool and their conventions in high regard. The seat was a divine image and an encapsulation of their sway and heavenly glory, and they were not ready to offer it to an outsider to sit on.
The individuals shrouded the stool away, and Hodgson sent his troopers to scan for the seat around the kingdom.
While he was centred around finding the Brilliant stool, the sovereign official, Yaa Asantewa accumulated the rest of the pioneers of the Ashanti government in a mystery meeting. She united them so they could figure out how to ensure their consecrated Brilliant Stool and secure the arrival of their ousted ruler. She needed them to revolt and pursued out the British.
A significant number of the pioneers whom she had brought were frightful of the results of rebelling against the British and would not consent to a portion of her recommendations. Be that as it may, Yaa Asentewa was not an apprehensive lady. She was intense and courageous.
Severely, she stated: “… Is it genuine that the courage of Ashanti is no more? I can barely handle it! It can’t be! On the off chance that the men of Ashanti dread to battle, at that point, I will gather my kindred ladies of Ashanti! We will battle till the keep going among us falls on the war zone!”
What’s more, by her bravery and words, she had the option to collect a multitude of 5,000. She instructed the military to draw in the English in a fight. Referred to till date as the “Fight of the Brilliant Stool.”
The Ashanti armed force and warriors trapped Hodgson’s representative and his powers and executed them in extraordinary number. The individuals who endure got away as a result of a rainstorm that had begun. At the point when the escapees arrived at different troopers and let them know of the quality of the Ashanti armed force, the British warriors positioned in the Ashanti Kingdom withdrew to Kumasi. That was the significant base for the British frontier workplaces.
The British officials and troopers promptly sustained their base with high dividers, terminating turrets, and more than 500 equipped men. Be that as it may, the Ashanti warriors were keen. They knew raging the post would mean the demise of a significant number of them. In this way, they sink into a prolonged attack. They propelled an ambush on the base on the 29th of April. However, it was not fruitful.
The Ashanti was keen on expelling the British absolutely from their kingdom. They didn’t surrender their revolt. They encompassed the British at all corners, baffling their central goal. The Ashanti warriors hindered every one of the streets prompting the town, captured the British nourishment supply, and demolished their broadcast wires.
The guerrilla fighting strategy of the Ashanti was baffling for the British officials. They couldn’t speak with different areas, and they had no nourishment. Through which ailment broke out in their base.
British salvage gathering landed on the 23rd of June and aided Hodgson, his better half and a couple of other people who were not influenced by the sickness, to getaway. While they were getting away from, the Ashanti Rub warriors chased them down and slaughtered vast numbers of them.
These were a significant blow for the British. They held up one entire year to accumulate powers and ammo with which they assaulted the Ashanti kingdom. After a savage fight, they conquered the Ashanti individuals and captured their pioneers.
The pioneers ousted to Seychelles for a long time. A significant number of them lived and kicked the bucket in Seychelles without seeing their mom land once more. Yaa Asantewa additionally kicked the bucket estranged abroad in 1921. The Ruler, Prempe I was discharged from an outcast in 1924 and came back to his kin after the British had framed solid bases in Ghana.
The Ashanti individuals took extraordinary pride in the manner which they indicted the war, and their capacity to keep the British from taking and owning the Brilliant Stool. It was their tribal celestial legacy, and they shielded it with their lives and blood.
Nobody can honestly tell what number of the Ashanti warriors kicked the bucket in that war; however, the British dead were accounted to be more than 1,000. The battle was the last opposition advanced by the Ashanti individuals before their realm is made a jurisdiction of the British Crown.
The name of the Sovereign Official, Yaa Asantewa, was everlastingly written in the hearts of the Ashanti individuals and for sure all Africans. As one of the best and brave ladies who opposed and secured her kin even with Caucasian greed and violence.
Her story and the dauntlessness of the Ashanti individuals adds to the numerous records of obstruction set forward by different African kingdoms and people groups against the assault and plundering of Africa, engineered and propagated by Europeans from the 1600s till the 1900s.
Albeit African countries are proclaimed free today, it is still apparent to see that the mercenary. Manipulative frontier hands of Europe still holds Africa by the throat. Again, the grit of African precursors is examined and evoked to set up this age for the freedom battle that is coming. For Africa, it must be free.