Monthly Archives: March 2017

Akuapem People: Their History I

The Akuapem people are an amalgamation of indigenous patriarchal, Volta-Camoe-speaking Guans and matriarchal, Kwa-speaking Akan people occupying the mountainous Akuapem Hills in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Akuapem people are the most peaceful, respectful and humblest of all Ghanaian tribes. They are only people even when they want to insult you, they start with an apology. For example for ...

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The Administrative Hierarchy of the Asante Kingdom

As the Asante Kingdom grew powerful, it started with the unity plan , the objective of the founding fathers of the union . The unity idea was crowned with the descent of the Golden Stool which all of them vowed to protect and defend it . The chief of Kumase state on whose laps the Golden Stool descended thus became ...

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Nana Addo Turns 73 Today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo turns 73-years-old today March 29, 2017 He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 whiles a lawmaker representing Abuakwa South Constituency in the Eastern region. Akufo-Addo is a veteran when it comes to Ghanaian politics taking into account the fact he first ran ...

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Ghana-born medical student achieves milestone at top US university

A lot of Ghanaians are sharing on social media the news that Ghana-born medical student Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is to become the first black woman to be trained as a neurosurgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical school in the US. She was awarded the accolade at the end of last week when medical students found out in the matching process ...

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Science-loving teens from Ghana and D.C. geek out together

It was a meeting of nerds and sharks. The self-described “biotech nerds” and “robotic nerds” were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves “sharks” and flew in from Ghana. “The shark is a big fish so it means you’re big. Knowledgeable,” explains Stephanie Obbo of Ghana, an aspiring medical doctor. Together, the 15 high ...

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Ghanaian writer Yaa Gyasi bags $1 million for debut novel

Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi is poised to make a huge splash in the literary world with her debut historical fiction novel Homegoing which has already earned her a $1-million advance from the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The novel was inspired by a trip to Ghana in 2009, her first since leaving the country as an infant. According to the Daily ...

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LET’S LOOK A BIT INTO THE ANCIENT ASHANTI EMPIRE

Ashanti was a monarchy with a bureaucracy financed through taxes. The sys¬tem of tax collection was one of apportionment among the levels of the social strata that were required to bear the tax burden. Accounting controls over funds which finally reached the coffers of the monarch involved boxes. The operations and uses of Adaka Kesie (the Big Box) and Apim ...

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Two Neurosurgeons Making Ghana Proud in 2017

3G Media celebrates two US based Neurosurgeons who have made Ghana proud in 2017. Nancy and David, We say; “Ayekoo”, Well Done. Nancy Abu-Bonsrah has become the first black woman to be trained as a Neurosurgeon at top US university, Johns Hopkins Medical School. According to http://baltimore.cbslocal.com, she moved to the US from the Ghana at the age of 15, ...

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If You Didn’t Play Any of These, You Are A Z-Generation Baby

The ‘rich kid’ life was one that the not so ‘rich kid’ watched and wished for. The piano lessons, ballet dance classes and swimming lessons was one every child would have enjoyed. However, the not so rich kids were not devoid of immense entertainment when it came to enjoying their childhood games. While the ‘rich kids’ were having fun with their ...

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List of Akufo Addo’s Deputy Ministers and Four New Ministers

Accordingly, the president has forwarded 54 names to parliament for vetting and approval for the various ministries. The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, named 54 persons to serve as ministers of state at the presidency and deputy ministers of state in his government. This will bring to 110, the number of appointees who will be serving in Nana Addo’s administration, one of ...

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