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11-Jul-2018  
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The iconic Ashanti queen mother, Yaa Asantewaa has been featured by BBC News Africa as part of their initiative to celebrate African women who made remarkable contributions and deserve praise on the continent.

Yaa Asantewaa is the first of 8 women whose stories will be shared by BBC to the world for their worthy roles on the continent.

The two-minute video produced about Yaa Asantewaa details her background and the impact she made during her reign as Queen.

It tells the story of how Yaa Asantewaa came to be known as a ‘Warrior Queen’ and how she led her kingdom to war against the British in defence of their cultural identity.

Other women to be featured on by BBC News Africa include the Egyptian Woman who started the Egypt Feminist Union and campaigned against child marriage, Queen Amina; a Hausa warrior queen of Zazzau; and the Dahomey Mothers, an all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey in present-day Benin.

“This BBC Africa series has been produced using historical and iconographic research but includes artistic interpretation” a story on BBC website captured.


 
 
Source: Ghanaweb.com
 
 

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Name: AFRO MOSES
Oh Anas is now a criminal? today is a sad day for Ghana
 
Name: Asem beba dabi
I share with you bro, we have really lost our identity and why we are Africans in every sphere of our lifes to the extent that it is this colonial people who are celebrating our heroes,it is a shame, what is the Municipal Assembly at Ejisu doing? We can use this icon to enhance tourism to increase revenue and development
 
Name: AnasIsACr1m1nal
in deed we have lost our identity as Afrikans. now it is the whites that are celebrating our ancestors. the only thing we know is to send cr1m1nals like Anas to destroy others. we need to wake up guys.
 



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