Asantehene


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Asantehene

(æˈʃæntɪˌhɛnɪ)
n
(Biography) the ruler of the Ashanti people of Ghana
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His effort led to the formation of the Asante Kotoko Society which campaigned for the return from exile of Otumfuor Nana Osei Prempeh I, the fourteenth Asantehene. The efforts of Opanin John Kwame Bawuah Bonsafo Edusei were recognised and he became the president of the Asante Kotoko Society in 1925, and served in that role for four years.
Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa meets Ghanaian Ashanti King Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II in Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti region, on Wednesday.
He commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for ensuring the reopening of AngloGold Ashantis Obuasi Mine.
The current traditional king of Ghana's Asante people, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II celebrates 20 years on the Royal Stool.
James also pointed out an image where the future king and Camilla attended a Durbar and Tea with the Asantehene at Manhiya Palace in Ghana.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene or Ashanti king, has called on Bank of Ghana (BoG) to ensure that governors of the central bank are not allowed to launch their own banks or financial institutions.
They were full brothers and were born into an independent Asante where they might have expected to pass their lives as servants of the Asantehene in one specialist capacity or another.
The mid-nineteenth century saw the execution of Edwesohene, Osei Borobe Dankwa by Asantehene Kwaku Dua for protesting a ruling against him in a dispute over Nyameani.
On 18th February 1981 the exhibition Asante: The Kingdom of Gold was opened at the Museum of Mankind in London by the reigning Asantehene and occupant of the Golden School, Otumfoo Nana Opuku Ware II.
"Personally, meeting the Asantehene, the Ashanti king, was one of the most memorable moments of this tour for my family and me," he continued.
Among the paraphernalia of the Asantehene's entourage, for instance, can be seen sculptures such as sword, linquest staff, the stool and the royal palanquin among others.
The two main targets of Nkrumah had been the Asantehene and the Okyehene and their powerful state councils.