History and Documentaries

List of Asantehemaa from 1695 to date

In Asanteman, the queen mother is the one through whom royal descent is reckoned and thus wields considerable power. She is very instrumental when it comes to enstooling of a new king in the Kingdom. The King consults her when making some key decisions for counsel.

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List of Asantehene from 1680 to date

The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people’s ethnic group. The Ashanti royal house traces its line to the Oyoko (an Abusua, meaning ‘clan’) Abohyen Dynasty of Nana Twum and the Beretuo Dynasty of Osei Tutu Opemsoo, who formed the Empire of Ashanti in 1701 and was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti). Osei Tutu held the Ashanti throne ...

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Brief History of the Ghana Currency

Prior to independence, the issue of currency was the responsibility of the West African Currency Board (WACB). The West African pound, shillings and pence, constituted currency issued by the Board and was in circulation in Ghana until July 1958. First Issue of National Currency After Independence, the new monetary authority, the Bank of Ghana, issued its own currency in the ...

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The Black Presence in Early China

What of the African presence in early China? Have there been Black people in China? If so, what became of them? What happened to the Black people of early China? Are they still there? These are profound questions. Indeed, the African presence in China is perhaps the most challenging area of research within the broad realm of the African presence ...

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Deputy Governors of Bank of Ghana from 1957 to date

Data Source: Bank of Ghana

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The Vice Presidents of Ghana from 1979 to date

The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana is the second-highest executive official in Ghana. The Vice-President, together with the President of Ghana, is directly elected by the people through popular vote to serve a four-year term of office. The Vice-President is the first person in the presidential line of succession, and would ascend to the presidency upon the death, resignation, ...

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The First Ladies of Ghana since 1960

The first lady is the wife of the sitting president of the country. Many of them set up NGOs to develop and empower women. Below is a list of the First Ladies that Ghana has had since 1960.

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The Presidents of Ghana since 1960

The President of the Republic of Ghana is the elected head of state and head of government of Ghana, as well as Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces. The current President of Ghana is Nana Akufo-Addo, who won the 2016 presidential election against the incumbent, John Dramani Mahama, by a margin of 9.45%. Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on 7 ...

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Winners of National Best Farmer Award – 1987 to date

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Winners of Ghana Bank of the Year Award- 2001 to 2017

Below are the winners of Ghana Bank of the year awards from its inception (2001) to date. ECOBANK has won it the most (10 times) followed by GT Bank which has won it two times.

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