Indonesia - Ghana diplomatic
relations was established in 1959. The history of Ghana and
Indonesia dates back to colonial times. People of Ghanaian origin
from the Elmina territory (formerly home to the kingdom of Ashanti)
were assigned as part of the Dutch colonial army in Indonesia.
These Ghanaian army personnel assimilated with the local Indonesian
culture, in which some chose to stay in Indonesia, mainly in Java,
and became known as “the Black Dutch”. In Elmina, Ghana, there
is also the Museum of Java where artefacts from Ghanaian soldier’s
period of stay in Indonesia are displayed.