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‘Ashanti’ woman to be on new $20 bill

The US will for the first time have an African-American as the star of one of its highest-circulation bank notes after the Treasury announced that Civil War-era abolitionist Harriet Tubman would be featured on a new $20 bill.Tubman will also be the first woman to grace a US paper currency in more than a century thanks to the biggest shake-up ...

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Story of cities #5: Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left? This is the story of a lost medieval city you’ve probably never heard about. Benin City, originally known as Edo, was ...

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128 Ghanaian names and their appellations (Female/Male)

 Ghana has beautiful local names. Some of the names have appellations as well. As a matter of fact, some of the appellations have become ‘normal’ names. Below are some of the names and their appellations. Do you have any comments or suggestions regarding the above? Or do you have similar information for other ethnic group(s) in Ghana? Please feel free ...

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Akan Names According To Order of Birth

The Akan ethnic group has certain names which are derived from the order of birth of the children. For example the first/last born child has a special name so do twins and the child born after twins. See below details: Do you have any comments or suggestions regarding the above? Or do you have similar information for other ethnic group(s) in ...

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Akan Day of Birth Names and Appellations (Male/Female)

In Ghana, amongst various ethnic groups, there is an automatic name for a child depending on the day that he/she is born. In addition to the names, the Akan ethnic group also has appellations for the various names. Below are the names (according to day of birth) and the related appellations. Do you have any comments or suggestions regarding the ...

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Naming ceremonies in Ghana

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Accra for kids (Places for family visit)

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Genealogy of Asante Kings and Queenmothers

  KEY Asantehene Asantehemaa Other Female Royals During the reign of Nana Konadu Yiadom I the seat of Asantehemaa was removed from Kokofu to Kumasi by Nana Osei Kwadwo in 1768 Adapted and revised by Thomas K. Aning, Archivist, Manhyia Archives from the ‘Pedigree of the Kings and Queenmothers of Asante’ prepared by the late Rev. Fr. J.O.Agyeman – Duah ...

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2016 Public Holidays in Ghana

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2016-December 2016 period.  2016 January New Year’s Day: 1 January 2016  March Independence Day: 7 March 2016 in lieu of 6 March which falls on Sunday  April Good Friday: 25 March 2016 Easter Monday:28 March 2016  May Labour Day: 2 May 2016 in lieu of 1 May which falls on Sunday Africa Day: 25 May ...

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