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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How Mali came to have its name

As a result of the glorious place the ancient empire occupies in our understanding of the history of the continent, the name Mali is as unforgettable as it is revered. The tales of yore, one...

How Oware was used by slaves in the Caribbean to plan their escape from plantations

Oware is considered the oldest Mancala board game in the world. Dating back centuries to ancient Africa, specifically the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, Mancala is one of the most commonly known board games in...

Remembering the Kumasi Mutiny of 1901

Remembering the Kumasi Mutiny of 1901. Photomontage of Private Luseini an NCO of the British West African Regiment. Luseini was one of 134 soldiers who were imprisoned in Sierra Leone after the Kumasi Mutiny...

Flashback: What Gen. Joshua Hamidu said about Afrifa’s execution that contradicts Rawlings’

This Article was first published in August, 2000 Gen. Joshua Hamidu (rtd), ex-Director of Military Intelligence and Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, has reacted angrily to a seven-page rejoinder by the...

The great man on the 5 cedis note: Here is everything you need to know about him

Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Kwame Nkrumah, Mfantsipim and Achimota schools, what do all these people and educational institutions share for all their intents and purpose? A straightforward google research will uncover that they all...

The story of the man from Anlo who killed a lion sent to spy on his town with his bare hands

History is a beautiful thing and here is the story of the man who killed a lion with his bare hands. Torgbui Gawu Tette Devi , as his name is called is someone who the...

How Asantehene Mensah Bonsu was banished in his own kingdom by his own sister

Asantehene Mensah Bonsu was the tenth king of the kingdom of Asante from 1874 - 1883. Nana Mensah Bonsu was the son of Afia Kobi.He became the king of Asante Kingdom after his elder brother...

History: Reasons why J.J Rawlings fingernails were removed

Have you wondered why someone's fingernails would be removed as a punishment? What sin can someone do to result in his or her finger nails be removed? Obviously, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings got his finger...

Real Photos Of Queen Yaa Asantewaa

Yaa Asantewaa was born in the late 1800s. She became queen mother of the Ashanti empire in the early 1900s. Before she became the queen mother, she was a farmer. Her elder brother Nana Akwasi...

Otumfuo’s stool taken from Ashanti’s by British in 1870’s now monument at Oxford University

Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Kofi Karikari's War Stool which was taken from the Ashanti Kingdom by force by the British has become a popular monument at Oxford University. In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the...

How “Ashikishan” the woman on the 50 pesewa coin was killed

Rebecca Naa Dede Ayeetey was born in Ghana at Osu in 1923. She grew up in James Town, Accra. Her mother and father are from Ga Asere and Osu respectively. After her primary education Rebecca...

Jacobus Capitein, first African Ordained Minister

Jacobus Capitein was a Dutch Christian minister of Ghanaian birth who was one of the first known sub-Saharan Africans to study at a European university and one of the first Africans to be ordained...

Police Service: From barefoot to shoes

The Ghana Police Service has played pivotal roles in ensuring the safety and security of the country. As perceived earlier, the service did not exist from the beginning of time. It was, however, created by the...

Flashback: Adisadel boy, Akwasi Afrifa once awarded by Nkrumah overthrows him later

On February 24, 1996, the then president of the Ghana Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown in a coup led by Colonel E.K. Kotoka, Major A.A. Afrifa, Lieutenant General (retired) J.A. Ankra, and Police...

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