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  Akan Political Beliefs Symbols
Asantehene Nana Opoku Ware II Some of the symbols Akan use to incorporate their political beliefs include adinkra cloth symbols such as denkyem funafu, aban, kurontire ne akwamu, ohene tuo, adwo, tumi te se kosua, asase, and adwa.
Within the Council, the Asantehene, the king, is not only the head of the nation-state, but he is also the supreme commander of the military.
It is exhibited only on the installation of the Asantehene, at durbars such as the Adae and Odwira festivals, and on special occasions for the formal presentation of the Asantehene to his people.
www.marshall.edu /akanart/akanpolbeliefs.html   (1739 words)

The Asantehene is crowned on a golden stool, known as the Sika 'dwa and the office is sometimes referred to by this name.
The current Asantehene is Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, born Nana Kwaku Dua who lived in London and Toronto.
During the period between the death of an Asantehene and the election of a successor, the Mamponghene, the second most powerful ruler, acts as regent Asantehene.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DAsantehene%26type%3Den   (326 words)

 Asantehene shelties Asantehene
The Asantehene is the ruler of the Ashanti people, while today it is a strictly ceremonial role, it was once a position of great power as the leader of the Ashanti Confederacy.
During the period between the death of on Asantehene and the election of a successor the Mamponghene, the second most powerful ruler, acts as regent Asantehene.
In 1926 the British permitted the heir to the Golden Stool to adopt the tile Kumasehene.
www.find-ask.com /Encyclopedia/Asantehene/Asantehene.html   (382 words)

 World Gold Council > value > Gold News > AngloGold Ashanti praised by asantehene
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II told executives from the firm that he hoped schemes currently being carried out by AngloGold would boost the relevance of the company to the environment, employees, the community and Ghana.
The asantehene is also set to visit the Mponeng Mine, the Gold Museum and a jewellery factory as part of a special ten-day programme with his delegation.
In the past the asantehene was a chief of the Asante people and ruled a semi-military government, Ghana still has an asantehene but for more of a symbolic role.
www.gold.org /value/news/article/1939   (202 words)

 Welcome To Kumasi
Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II King Otumfuo Osei Tutu, is the 16th Asantehene, King of the Asantes.
By this time, his classmates knew the teenage Nana Kwaku Dua was the nephew of the Asantehene and, therefore, a member of the royal family.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the youngest of the five children born to Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Asantehemaa (Queen Mother of Asante).
www.kumasimetro.org /cc_kma.cfm?tblCADCorpID=33   (991 words)

 Ghana - Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II Education Fund
Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II Educatinal Fund
Join The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene and The Board of Directors of the Education Fund, North America, Inc. in launching this Noble fund set up by the Otumfuo to support the development of resources, human, physical, and material for the improvement of education in Asanteman & Ghana.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission from The Board of Directors is strictly prohibited.
www.otumfuofund.org   (136 words)

  Letter From The President: Asantehene Disappoints
Obviously, the Asantehene was ticked off by this sort of ‘huhuhuhu’, which was making the rounds as he was wining, dining and negotiating with the Libyan leader in Tripoli.
If the Asantehene wants his good name to be cleared, he should come out and tell us all whether or not he knows the guy.
The ‘Daily Graphic’ reports: “The Asantehene stressed that Ashanti was alive before [Sikaman] was born and said Asanteman, which covered the entire Ashanti Region, the whole of Ahafo and a larger part of the Brong Ahafo Region, should be powerful enough to ward off any threat from any self-seeking politician”.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=111699   (1372 words)

 BOOKó1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While the favorite wife of the Asantehene was on a state visit to the Denkyira court, the king raped her and sent her home in tears to tell her husband.
The Asantehene became so enraged that he had Adusei seized and pounded to death in a mortar by an elephant tusk pestle, as women pound yams for food, a humiliating death for an élite Asante.
With the authority of the Asantehene in shambles, the Asante police force was replaced on the roads by brigands and bandits.
carbon.cudenver.edu /~emendons/notes3.html   (10075 words)

  africast.com - Health News Article
The Asantehene gave the advice when the National Executive of CAPSDH led by the President, Dr E.N. Delle called on him at the Manhyia Palace to inform him of the impending 10th anniversary of the commission slated for November 1, in Kumasi.
The Asantehene did not spare chiefs his rod, saying some of his sub-chiefs refuse the poor access to him, while they quickly usher in the affluent and pointed out that all these bordered on the denial of people's rights.
Asantehene on the work of the commission and said besides human rights and health, it was involved in HIV/AIDS campaigns.
news.africast.com /health_article.php?newsID=2002   (342 words)

 About The College
The actual crest was designed by myself and my wife and the original motto was suggested by the Asantehene: it was ‘Omanpa Fapem Ne Obra Pa’ meaning a good nation is the result of good people.
The soul of the whole College rests with the Silver Stool awarded the School by the Father - Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Prempeh II.
It is believed that some royal ancestral spirits watch over the School and her alumni via some unexplainable guarding mechanism through Nana Prempeh's Stool.
prempeh.org /points/suban.html   (375 words)

 A Ghana Journal: Chapter 7
They showed the traditional dance of greeting the Asantehene, with barefoot village girls and a calced Okopu Ware II boogeying along, and I recognized in their posture the girl on the postcard I had sent to Debbie.
In the study we are shown the Asantehene's desk, and his telephone, and in the corner, his filing cabinet with a stack of official documents.
I ask a stupid question—"when the next Asantehene is enstooled, will these sandals be taken out of the case for the ceremony"—because I am struck by the realization that many of the museum pieces we are seeing are living active symbols of a great people.
www.grandtier.com /ghana/chapter7.htm   (2657 words)

 Second Britain Asante War 1873-1874
Asantehene (King of the Ashanti) Kofi Karikari attempted to preserve his empire's last trade outlet to the sea at the old coastal fort of Elmina, which had come into British possession sometime between 1869 and 1872.
On March 14, 1874, the two sides signed the Treaty of Fomena, which required the Ashanti to pay an indemnity of 50,000 ounces of gold, to renounce claims to Elmina and to all payments from the British for the use of forts, and to terminate their alliances with several other states, including Denkyera and Akyem.
Additionally, the asantehene agreed to withdraw his troops from the coast, to keep the trade routes open, and to halt the practice of human sacrifice.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/alpha/asante1873.htm   (727 words)

 africast.com - News List
The Asantehene tasked the board members to explore opportunities to raise a minimum ordinary share capital of 150 billion cedis to start operation.
The Asantehene said since his assumption of the throne, he had set up a number of committees, some of which had performed creditably, while others simply did not perform and charged the board to achieve results.
Obeng, who deputised for Dr. Donkor Fordjour, expressed their gratitude to the Asantehene for best owing honour on them by appointing them to the board in spite of the fact that there were several other well qualified people in Asanteman.
news.africast.com /article.php?newsID=26239&strRegion=West   (548 words)

 The Statesman : News : Asantehene urges religious groups to strengthen teaching of morals
The Moderator is in the country to strengthen the historical ties that exist between the Church of Scotland and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
The Asantehene commended the Presbyterian Church of Ghana for its contribution to the socio-economic development and peace in the country.
He mentioned education, health, agriculture and the inculcation of moral discipline among Ghanaians as areas the church had occupied itself with over the years and said that had helped to improve the lives of the people and strengthened their sense of patriotism.
www.thestatesmanonline.com /pages/news_detail.php?newsid=1995§ion=1   (440 words)

 Sierra Leone: President: President Kabbah Returns From Ghana
The Asanteman Adaekese, which is held once in a life time, was organised by the Asantehene as an occasion for him to lead his subjects, admirers and well wishers in special traditional ceremonies in remembrance of his predecessors and thanksgiving to their omniscient Nyankopon for blessings of the past five years.
They include the Samaka, a brass pan borne by the Asantehene's traditional rulers, the sandals with golden studded straps, the horns and animal skins, the drums and swords, all supplementing the bard's recitation of praise poems and songs, re-affirming the legitimacy of the King's dynasty and his right of rule.
The Asantehene does not speak in public but in his address read by one of the palace authorities, Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11, spoke of the importance of chieftaincy, pointing out that chiefs and queen mothers in the past, among other things, fought to resist foreign occupation.
www.statehouse-sl.org /ghan-vis-may12.html   (754 words)

 Welcome to the Republic of Ghana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the weekend urged Barclays Bank Plc to accelerate development banking instead of the present retail banking it was involved in.
The Asantehene, assured the Management of the bank that Manhyia Palace was ready to package land for investors and added that for a start, the Race Course area at Bantama, a suburb of the Kumasi Metropolitan Area, could be released to the bank to establish a shopping mall.
He said the management of the bank would come back to the Asantehene to discuss land for agricultural investors, adding that Kumasi would be used as a model for investors who were prepared to add value to raw materials produced in Ghana.
www.ghana.gov.gh /investing/article.php?id=0000011018   (495 words)

 Ashanti.com.au - Our King
The Asantehene, dressed in "batakarikese", a talisman-studded war dress in which the early Asante Kings went to battle, and riding in a palanquin with a bunch of leaves sticking out of his mouth, acknowledged the cheers and waved back with all majesty.
After the courtiers was the Gyaase division, which escorted the Asantehene's retinue with all the stool's paraphernalia, amidst the throbbing of "fontonfrom" and atumpan and the booming of guns at the background, all in a splendid and grand display of the rich Asante cultural heritage.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu the second, the newly-installed but yet to be enstooled Asantehene can now sit in court as a ruler but will not be expected to hold an opinion of his own, as he is presumed not to be conversant with the affairs of the state.
www.ashanti.com.au /pb/wp_5e360041.html   (4431 words)

 golddigger asante history
Much of the modern nation of Ghana was dominated from the late 17th through the late 19th century by a state known as Asante.
Between 1801 and 1824, Asantehene Osei Bonsu resisted the spread of British influence, and led the defense of Kumasi when the British attacked in 1824.
Although Asante had exported slaves to the Americas throughout its history, when Europe gradually ended its slave trade in the 19th century Asante was able to compensate for the decline in slave exports by increasing sales of kola nuts to savannah regions to the north.
freespace.virgin.net /jbma.net/archive/minehistory   (1289 words)

 African king, in all his finery, brings MFA exhibit to life - The Boston Globe
The king, officially known as the Asantehene, and 15 of his palace officials met with the Globe yesterday at the MFA, after viewing the exhibition.
Though the Asantehene is not a head of state, he is a ritual leader.
The museum is advising those who wish to pay their respects to the Asantehene to wear either bright colors or fl and white, in keeping with Asante traditions for celebrations.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2005/11/02/african_king_in_all_his_finery_brings_mfa_exhibit_to_life   (874 words)

 Myjoyonline.com :: Asantehene commended for promoting peace
He said the numerous visits of the Asantehene outside the country and the desire of most leaders to visit the country to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations as well as foster unity among Ghanaians and the outside world was an ample testimony of his love for peace.
On behalf of the Asantehene, Nana Akenten thanked the Bishops for the visit and expressed the hope that the bond of unity and co-operation between Bishops and the Asantehene would be sustained.
The Bishops prayed for the Asantehene for God to strengthen him to enable him rule the Asante Kingdom.
www.myjoyonline.com /news/read.asp?contentid=824   (873 words)

 WELCOME TO KUMASI, THE GARDEN CITY OF AFRICA: Asantehene inspects development projects in Kumasi
The Asantehene said it was improper for traders to take over pedestrian walkways and streets to do business and urged them to move away from the streets.
The Asantehene advised the contractors to ensure that the project was devoid of any structural defects since the people have gone through a lot of inconvenience with traffic congestion as the project drags on.
Speaking to the media after the tour, the Asantehene said there was the need for local Ghanaians working with the foreign contractors to take advantage of technology transfer and tap the knowledge of the foreign contractors and don’t allow them to go away with all of them.
enochdarfahfrimpong.blogspot.com /2007/04/asantehene-inspects-development.html   (1109 words)

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The gold badge in the centre of the dish was collected by Sir Garnet Wolseley's expedition in the first Asante War of 1873 as part of the indemnity obtained from the Asantehene (king of the Asante) Kofi Kakari, and later sold at auction at Garrard's.
Gold pectoral discs are worn by the young Asante male servants who acted as messengers and observers for paramount chiefs or the Asantehene.
In 1896 the Asantehene and some of his chiefs were forced to leave Kumase and lived in exile in the Seychelles.
www.british-museum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/print?OBJ2601   (290 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | 'Yes, it's good to be king'
King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II ascended to the throne in 1999 as the 16th Asantehene and custodian of the golden stool, a potent Ashanti symbol.
The Asantehene has established funds for health, HIV awareness, education and development and has a rare partnership with the World Bank, an institution that normally only deals with governments.
The Asantehene is a revered figurehead for Ghana's largest ethnic group and is rarely addressed directly by any member of the public.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4294208.stm   (442 words)

 Sierra Leone: News & Information: February - May 2005 Archives: President Kabbah
The Asantehene of Kumasi, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, left the shores of Sierra Leone over the weekend after a five-day official visit to Sierra Leone, from 26th April to 30th April 2005.
The Asantehene was special guest at the 44th Independence Anniversary reception held at State House in Freetown on 27 April.
The main reason for the visit of the Asantehene was for him to serve as an honoured guest of the government and principal resource person at a special programme for the empowerment of Paramount Chiefs, which was held in Bo, the regional headquarter town of the Southern Province, on 29th April 2005.
www.statehouse-sl.org /archives/april2005.html   (745 words)

 The African Executive | Africa's Image Abroad
The Western media, globally dominant and for long a key source of wrong images of Africa in the world, are balancing their reports about Africa's progress, becoming much more objective and listening to African voices on the ground instead of the so-called armchair Africans or African experts.
As representative samples from around the world, especially Western countries increasingly reveal Africa's balanced image abroad and an increased understanding of Africa's development process, African values such as the Asantehene flow into the world to be seen and respected on their own merits without any propaganda.
In Asantehene as Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11 increasingly engages in international development activities, as will be happening at Harvard University, Africa's image abroad will be changed for the better.
www.africanexecutive.com /modules/magazine/articles.php?article=344   (462 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Asantehene is crowned on a golden stool, known as the Sika 'dwa and the office is sometimes referred to by this name.
During the period between the death of an Asantehene and the election of a successor, the Mamponghene, the second most powerful ruler, acts as regent Asantehene.
The office of Asantehene is one of the sub-national traditional rulers of Ghana, which is protected by the Ghanaian constitution.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Rulers_of_the_Akan_state_of_Asante   (307 words)

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