Tag: Asantehemaa

President Akufo-Addo mourns with Asanteman
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President Akufo-Addo pays touching tribute to late Asantehemaa

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has a paid deeply touching tribute to the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, who he said, provided him with invaluable counsel. She was an invaluable and constant source of advice to me, he stated. “It has often been said that man proposes […]

Kokofuman Hemaa, Osagyefo Bayie
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Meet the acting Asantehemaa, Osagyefo Bayie

In the absence of an Asantehemaa, the Kokofuman Hemaa, Osagyefo Bayie, will act in the stead of Queen Mother. The Kokofuman Hemaa belongs to the Oyoko Clan who are the royals in Ashanti. The Asantehene is expected to nominate a successor after the burial of his mother. The successor is […]

Burial rites of Asantehemaa underway
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Kumasi at standstill as Asantehemaa goes to the “village”

The busy streets of Kumasi are unusually empty on the final day of the burial rites for the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II. The usual hustle and bustle at the central business district is absent as commercial and business activities have come to a halt as Asanteman […]

A number of businesses set up stands at Manhyia
Business

Business booms at Asantehemaa’s burial

A number of companies and individuals have taken advantage of the four-day burial rites for the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, to make commercial gains. Prominent among the businesses are dealers in native sandals, locally known as ahenema, who have moved their businesses to the precincts of […]

A man carrying a tradionnal umbrella in Kumasi on November 24 at a ceremony following the death of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II
A man carrying a tradionnal umbrella in Kumasi on November 24 at a ceremony following the death of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II (AFP Photo/Cristina Aldehuela)
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Ghana mourns revered Ashanti queen

Kumasi – Dressed entirely in black, Tina Owusu Panin joined thousands making their way to a Ghanaian palace to mourn their “mother” — the revered queen of the powerful Ashanti kingdom. Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II died on Monday, [November 21st, 2016], at the venerable age of 111, plunging […]