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William W. Browne: From slave to founder of the first Black-owned Bank

William W. Browne: From slave to founder of the first Black-owned Bank

Meet Philip Quaque: The first African to be ordained as priest by the Anglican church

The advent of Christianity and missionary work in the days of slavery and colonialism was clearly seen in the Gold Coast era.While the British merchants and rulers established their presence at the Cape...

Prempeh I: The 26-year King who protected the Ashanti sovereignty

Asantehene Prempeh I was in exile in Seychelles for 24 years following his surrender of the Kingdom and his arrest in 1896.Born Prince Kwaku Dua III in 1870, Prempeh I was the 13th ruler...

9/11: Untold story of Genelle, last person found alive after 27hrs in rubble of World Trade Center

9/11: Untold story of Genelle, last person found alive after 27hrs in rubble of World Trade Center

Hoard of priceless treasures recovered from 350-year-old Spanish shipwreck

Stories of buried treasure and ancient shipwrecks have captivated for centuries, from pirate tales to Hollywood blockbusters.For one team of explorers, however, legend became reality when they uncovered a trove of artifacts from a...

The culture where a man offers his wife to sleep with a visitor

The culture where a man offers his wife to sleep with a visitor

Emperor Haile Selassie smuggled out Mandela with Ethiopian passport as a journalist

Emperor Haile Selassie smuggled out Mandela with Ethiopian passport as a journalist

Benin Republic constructs statue of Queen Tassi- The African History

Benin Republic constructs statue of Queen Tassi- The African History

Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the great African woman who fought men with guns – The African History

Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the great African woman who fought men with guns - The African History

The culture where a man offers his wife to sleep with a visitor – The African History

The culture where a man offers his wife to sleep with a visitor - The African History

How Shaka Zulu was assassinated and his prophecy about Africa 1828

How Shaka Zulu was assassinated and his prophecy about Africa 1828

Africa enjoys unlimited telecommunication services because of Gaddafi

Africa enjoys unlimited telecommunication services because of Gaddafi

How Makola Market got its name

History tells us many things; it reveals the origin of things, places and people and the stories that form their becoming.In the history of Ghana's trade and commerce, one name stands out as one...

The mystery behind the pot that serves dead kings, chiefs in Ghana

The mystery behind the pot that serves dead kings, chiefs in Ghana

Metz Cathedral at 800: The extraordinary art and architecture of ‘God’s Lantern’

It has been eight centuries, to the year, since Pope Honorius III issued an edict to raise money for a new cathedral in the city of Metz. And while it would be years before...

The Pantheon: The ancient building still being used after 2,000 years

When visitors walk into the Pantheon in  and encounter its colossal dome, they may experience the same theatricality as its guests nearly 2,000 years ago."Anyone who steps inside the Pantheon immediately feels the crushing...

10 scenic and remote museums and galleries that are worth the trip

Some museums require more than a plane and a taxi ride to be reached, but repay you with memories lasting a lifetime. CNN Style has picked some of the best, all nestled off the...

Rare 19th-century images show China at the dawn of photography

Before the arrival of photography, the Western imagination of China was based on paintings, written travelogues and dispatches from a seemingly far-off land. From the 1850s, however, a band of pioneering Western photographers sought to...

Ancient Egyptian Sphinx has links with ancient Alien Mars Civilization and contain deep secrets – The African History

Ancient Egyptian Sphinx has links with ancient Alien Mars Civilization and contain deep secrets - The African History

Old Djenn̩ in Mali founded in 250BC is one of the oldest standing cities in Africa РThe African History

Old Djenné in Mali founded in 250BC is one of the oldest standing cities in Africa - The African History

Batuku, the famous Cape Verde dance banned by colonizers for being too African – The African History

Batuku, the famous Cape Verde dance banned by colonizers for being too African - The African History

The Black Buffalo Soldiers Who Biked Across the American West

The Black Buffalo Soldiers Who Biked Across the American West

President Ojukwu: founder of Republic of Biafra. A country that existed for 3yrs – The African History

President Ojukwu: founder of Republic of Biafra. A country that existed for 3yrs - The African History

Africa enjoys unlimited telecommunication services because of Gaddafi – The African History

Africa enjoys unlimited telecommunication services because of Gaddafi - The African History

How body scarification rooted African history and cultures for centuries – The African History

How body scarification rooted African history and cultures for centuries - The African History

Keagborekuzi I, the Nigerian man who became the worlds youngest monarch at age two – The African History

Keagborekuzi I, the Nigerian man who became the worlds youngest monarch at age two - The African History

The Maasai: One of oldest warrior tribes in Africa – The African History

The Maasai: One of oldest warrior tribes in Africa - The African History

The incredible story of Bessie Coleman, first Black female pilot in American History – The African History

The incredible story of Bessie Coleman, first Black female pilot in American History - The African History

The incredible story of Bessie Coleman, first Black female pilot in American History – The African History

The incredible story of Bessie Coleman, first Black female pilot in American History - The African History

The Truth Behind Black Africans with Blue Eyes

The Truth Behind Black Africans with Blue Eyes

Watch Akufo-Addos father pledge to boost Ghanas economy in 1971 during the opening of parliament

Watch Akufo-Addos father pledge to boost Ghanas economy in 1971 during the opening of parliament

All about the first tribe to settle in Ghana

All about the first tribe to settle in Ghana

Historical sites in Ghana: 10 must-see old sites and buildings in Ghana

Africa is the least developed continent, while some of the earliest civilizations can be traced back to the continent. Nevertheless, the continent has always been endowed with abundant natural, physical, and human resources. The...

Nigeria’s facial scarification: The last generation – GAJ

Nigeria's facial scarification: The last generation - GAJ

Nii Kwabena Bonnie III: Ghanas Independence Struggle – GAJ

Nii Kwabena Bonnie III: Ghanas Independence Struggle - GAJ

See rare photos of famous Adomi Bridge during construction

See rare photos of famous Adomi Bridge during construction

How this man became Ghana’s only Head of State to resign from office

How this man became Ghana's only Head of State to resign from office

The Ghanaian girl who presented a bouquet to Queen Elizabeth II in 1961

The Ghanaian girl who presented a bouquet to Queen Elizabeth II in 1961

The story of the Ghanaian professor emeritus who did not attend secondary school

One of the most important things in the life of everyone who rises to the rank of professor is that they went to school for years and obtained numerous academic certifications.While Professor Emeritus Stephen...

This is what we know about the Achimota Forest

This is what we know about the Achimota Forest

How Asante Kotoko got the nickname ‘Fabulous’

From Kumasi Rainbow FC in 1924 to Asante Kotoko in 1935, the record holders of the Ghana Premier League have had quite a good number of christening.The same can be said about the nickname of the...

Why Mandela would not have made it without his little-talked about first wife Evelyn Mase

Why Mandela would not have made it without his little-talked about first wife Evelyn Mase

Nigerian politician behind 1969 resignation of Gen. Ankrah dies

Nigerian politician behind 1969 resignation of Gen. Ankrah dies

Ala Adjetey, Doe Adjaho and 5 other Speakers who have shaped Ghana’s Parliament under the 4th Republic

The adoption of Ghana's 1992 Constitution ushered the country into its Fourth and current republic dispensation.As a nation practising democracy, Ghana's legislature has been instrumental in the nation's governance structure by enacting and reviewing...

This 1951 photo shows Akufo-Addo as a page boy at J. B. Danquah’s wedding

This 1951 photo shows Akufo-Addo as a page boy at J. B. Danquah's wedding

The story of the golden bed that led to the dismissal of a minister in 1962

The story of the golden bed that led to the dismissal of a minister in 1962

All about the one-shilling Gold Coast tax which was abolished after nine years

All about the one-shilling Gold Coast tax which was abolished after nine years

March 21, 1952: The day Kwame Nkrumah became first Prime Minister of Gold Coast

March 21, 1952: The day Kwame Nkrumah became first Prime Minister of Gold Coast

Sankofa Series: All the 12 ministers who formed Ghana’s first government under Nkrumah

Sankofa Series: All the 12 ministers who formed Ghana's first government under Nkrumah

The disturbing history of enslaved mothers forced to breastfeed white babies in the 1600s

The disturbing history of enslaved mothers forced to breastfeed white babies in the 1600s

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