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How Kofi Annan Earned ‘Busumuru’ Title From Otumfuo How Kofi Annan Earned ‘Busumuru’ Title From Otumfuo

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan death has shocked many souls. This great man indeed led a life for this and the next generation to emulate. Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, and was the first to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff. He had been a member of The Elders, a humanitarian group of a dozen leaders and activists of worldwide stature formed by Nelson Mandela, since it was founded in 2007. In 2013, Annan became its chairman. Read More

Asantehene Visits Akyem For The First Time In History Asantehene Visits Akyem For The First Time In History

On this day, 23rd of August,2018 happens to be one historian day as Otumfour Osei Tutu [11] steps onto Akyem land for the first time in history. The rivalry between the two chiefs;  Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Okyeman is yet to wane since a new history is about to happen. This visit to Eastern Region according to one monarchical historian is a step to reconcile the two powerful traditional rulers. He however believes the visit will also shame politicians who have sown seeds of discord between the two rulers. Read More

Okyenhene And Otumfour, Asantehene Reunites Okyenhene And Otumfour, Asantehene Reunites

The perceived traditional enmity between the Asantehene and the Okyenhene appears to have been broken as the two influential leaders gave way to affection and goodwill when the two traditional rulers had some historic engagements in Kumasi last Saturday. The photos of them show the Okyenhene in the palace of the Asantehene in a gesture which has not been in centuries. The two traditional leaders are believed to be subjects of long-held and sustained tension between their forefathers. Read More

Hurray! 19 Years Of Otumfour’s Reign On The Golden Stool Hurray! 19 Years Of Otumfour’s Reign On The Golden Stool

The story of the great Golden Stool was told long ago where our forefathers fought hard and made history with our Kinships,  Last Thursday,  April 26, 2018, marked 19 years of the coronation of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as the 16th occupant of the Golden Stool and Asanteman will be counting the achievements he has chalked up since then. He succeeded Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, who died on February 25, 1999. Read More

Asante Kotoko Club Profile Asante Kotoko Club Profile

Asante Kotoko Sporting Club also known as Asante Kotoko, the Porcupine Warriors is a professional football club from Kumasi. Based at Kumasi Sports Stadium named Baba Yara Sports Staduim. Read More

New Chief Of Daaban Kitoa Installed At Manhyia Palace New Chief Of Daaban Kitoa Installed At Manhyia Palace

Nana Kwabena Adu Acheampong I, the new Chief of Daaban Kitoa in the Ashanti Region was ordained at the Manhyia Palace Thursday after swearing the oath of allegiance to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. The process was led by the Saamanhene, Nana Osei Kwaku lll, as customary demands. Nana Kwabena Adu Acheampong I, called for total support from his subjects in order to promote massive developments in the area. Read More

The Prempeh II Jubilee Museum The Prempeh II Jubilee Museum

The Prempeh 11 Jubilee Museum contains a fascinating collection of Ashanti artifacts, including such impressive pieces as the king’s battle dress and heavy gold jewelry. The Asantehene receives homage here on important festival days. Museum showcases the history of the Ashanti Kingdom, one of the most powerful and wealthiest kingdom in the continent during its reign in the 18th century. Read More

Present Day Ghana And Our Tribe Present Day Ghana And Our Tribe

Our country has many diverse cultural and linguistic groups all agreeing on common objectives.  There are over hundred ethnic groups across the country.

Due to urbanization and some other factors, some have disappeared. Others are  available and still practise their cultures. Do present day Ghana cherish the cultures we have in our tribes? Making our ethnic group unique stands well for us all. Read More

Kumasi Residents Warned To Stay Indoors For Asantehemaa’s Funeral. Kumasi Residents Warned To Stay Indoors For Asantehemaa’s Funeral.

The Asanteman Council has announced arrangements for funeral rites of the late queen mother of Asanteman, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II but a warning issued is causing a stir in Kumasi.

Residents in the Ashanti regional capital have been told to stay indoors on Thursday, Jan 19 from 8 p.m to Friday, January 20, 4 a.m to enable the traditional authorities to perform the necessary rites in giving the late queen a befitting burial on her journey to the ‘village’.

According to Manhyia Palace, the burial and final funeral rites of Nana Afia Kobi Serwa Ampem II, mother of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who passed in November 2016 at age 111 would take place from January 16 -19.

She was enstooled in 1977 as the 13th queen mother of the Asante Kingdom since 1695 after the late Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II who reigned from 1945 to 1977. Read More

Asantehene Becomes the Domineering Kingmaker of Kumawu Asantehene Becomes the Domineering Kingmaker of Kumawu

Not long ago, and to be more precise, on 24th February 2014, the Kumawu Aduanahene, Nana Sarfo Agyekum II, was mocked by some Ashanti chiefs. Before the Asanteman Council, where there were about one thousand people gathered to witness the arbitration and declaration of verdict on the Kumawu and other areas’ chieftaincy disputes, Kumawu Aduanahene was treated like a disgusting rag in public, Read More

Pottery Making – Pankrono Kumasi Pottery Making – Pankrono Kumasi

Pottery Traditional pottery in Kumasi (Ghana) is simple and functional. Glaze is not common and the color of the pot depends largely on the type of clay used, although some pots are black from the smoke created during firing. Pots are still used to prepare, cook, and store food. Perhaps the most functional is the grinding bowl which is shallow with ridges on the inside. Food is ground with a small wooden pestle. Pots are low fired, therefore fragile, but inexpensive and for sale in every market and often on the roadside. Traditionally pottery is made by women, but many men are contemporary potters with many design departures from the women’s pots Read More

Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

Located 20km on the Kumasi and Accra highway, it is a quiet research showcasing an arboretum, forest hiking trails and a butterfly sanctuary; lodging, guiding and interpretative materials are available. Read More

Adae Kese Festival Adae Kese Festival

This is a very important, celebration of the Ashanti’s. It is held in a large open space in the capital city of Kumasi. The festival is normally well attendd and embraced by Ashanti’s from all walks of life, celebrated 1st weel of January. Read More

THE STORY OF BOWIRI – Ashanti THE STORY OF BOWIRI – Ashanti

Geographically, the Bowiri State is situated in the south-east. Ethnically, the present Bowiri population originates from two main source:    [i]  people whose origin is traced to Morii near cape coast, which include the Omanhene himself, [ii]  people belonging to the indigenous stock locally known as Banyukutu Kpaletor who originally had their own state, Kokpaase Offo, on the Bowiri hills. Read More

THE STORY OF ASANTE-JUABEN [1] THE STORY OF ASANTE-JUABEN [1]

TRADITION holds that the founding fathers of Asante Juaben in the Ejisu-Juaben district, originated from Asante Manso where “they had come from the ground”. Read More

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