Monthly Archives: February 2017

Profile on Isaac Kobina Abban

Isaac Kobina Donkor Abban (born 1933, and died April 21, 2001 in Accra ) was Chief Justice of Ghana (chief magistrate ) between 1995 and 2001. Justice Abban was the 17th Chief Justice of the Seychelles and the third one after independence. He was born in Gold Coast now Ghana. Kobina, one of his given names, denotes that he is from the ...

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Profile on Jonathan Frimpong Ansah

Dr Jonathan Frimpong-Ansah was born on Wednesday, 22 October 1930, at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region. He was the second son amongst six born to Hammond Owusu-Ansah and Elizabeth Achiaa. He was married in 1954 to Selina nee Yeboah and had three sons and one daughter.   EDUCATION AND CAREER He was educated at the local Presbyterian school and ...

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Ghana’s Cecilia Anim awarded CBE by the Queen of England

A Ghanaian-born nurse in the UK, Cecilia Anim, has been awarded a CBE, (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England as part of her 2017 New Year Honours list. 2017’s honours were touted as most diverse ever in the almost 100-year history of the Order of the British Empire, with Ghana’s Cecilia ...

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Profile on Annie Ruth Jiagge

Annie ruth Jiagge was born on the 7 October 1918 and was a Ghanaian lawyer, judge and women’s rights activist. She was a principal drafter of the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and a co-founder of the organisation that became Women’s World Banking.     EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Annie Ruth Baeta was born in Lomé, French ...

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PROFILE ON ANNIE RUTH JIAGGE

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Profile on Prof. John Evans Atta Mills

John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. Previously he was Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and ...

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Profile on George Alfred Grant

Mr George Alfred Grant was born to William Minean Grant, a native of Cape Coast, and Berchie Nzima, a native of Nzima, at Assini in Cote d’Ivoire on August 15, 1878. His father was one of the leading men of light and learning in Cape Coast in the second half of the 19th century having been educated in England and ...

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Profile on Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia

Kwabena Nketia was born (June 22, 1921) at Mampong, then a little town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He received his first musical education, and eventually trained as a teacher at the Presbyterian Training College, Akropong Akwapin – where he later taught and was appointed Acting Principal in 1952. At 23, a very young age to go abroad in ...

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Profile on Osei Tutu I

Osei Kofi Tutu I was one of the co-founders of the Empire of Ashanti, the other being Okomfo Anokye, his chief priest. The Ashanti were a powerful, warlike, and highly disciplined people of West Africa. Osei Tutu led an alliance of Ashanti states against the regional hegemon, the Denkyira, completely defeating them. Then, through force of arms and diplomacy, he induced the rulers of the other Ashanti city-states to declare allegiance ...

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Personality Profile on Sir Frederick Gordon- Guggisberg

Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.E. (1869-1930), soldier and administrator, was born at Galt, Ontario, Canada, on the 20th July 1869, a second-generation descendant of an immigrant from Berne, Switzerland, the eldest son of Frederick Guggisberg, retail- goods merchant, of Galt, by his wife, Dora Louisa Willson. Coming to England about 1879, Guggisberg was educated at Burney’s School, ...

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