Otumfuo's stool taken from Ashanti's by British in 1870's now monument at Oxford University

Otumfuo's stool taken from Ashanti's by British in 1870's now monument at Oxford University

- A stool taken by British from the Ashanti Kingdom without permission has become a monument at the Pitt Rivers Collections museum in Oxford University

- The stool was taken during an Ashanti War in the reign of Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Kofi Karikari at the time

- The incident happened between 1873 - 1874 under the leadership of British Field Marshal Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley

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Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Kofi Karikari's War Stool which was taken from the Ashanti Kingdom by force by the British has become a popular monument at Oxford University.

In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of Ghana Facts & History, the War Stool was taken during the Ashanti War which occurred from 1873-1874.

This was under the leadership of the British field marshal popularly known in Ghanaian history as Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley.

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See post below:

Currently, the stool is at the Pitt Rivers Collections at Oxford University's museum.

Sir Garnet Wolsely, the leader of the British regiment, was known as one of the most influential and admired British generals after a series of successes in Canada, West Africa, and Egypt, followed by a central role in modernizing the British Army in promoting efficiency.

Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Kofi Karikari, on the other hand, was the 10th King of the Kingdom of Ashanti who reigned from May 28, 1867, until his forced abdication on October 26, 1874.

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In another interesting report, Dorothy Jean Dandridge, the first black actress to rise to fame and even earned an Oscar nomination, sadly lost all her wealth and worth by the time she passed.

A report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Face2FaceAfrica indicates that Dandridge earned the nomination for an Academy Award as best actress in the 1954 film Carmen Jones, becoming the first black woman to achieve the feat.

Prior to that, the renowned actress who grew up never meeting her father, was part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, before finding fame and performing as a vocalist at the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.

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