Tag: Funeral

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 […]

The funeral in Tehran on Tuesday of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and a founder of the Islamic republic. Credit Vahid Salemi/Associated Press
World

As Protests Flare, Iran Bids Farewell to Rafsanjani

TEHRAN — Iranians bade farewell to Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday, with the sprawling state funeral veering slightly off script when groups of mourners started shouting opposition slogans. The authorities were forced to raise the volume on the loudspeakers playing lamentation songs after some in the crowds took up […]