Tag: Ashanti

Osei Tutu II meets the Queen in 2000 CREDIT:  FIONA HANSON
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‘The Ashanti King gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in taxi,’ sacked bank official claims

To a Ghanaian King, handing someone a holdall stuffed with more than £350,000 to deposit in a bank might seem nothing out of the ordinary. Indeed, when Osei Tutu II, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, summoned Mark Arthur to his multimillion-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a […]

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 […]