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 Yaa Asantewaa

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Yaa Asantewaa

Birth
Ghana
Death 17 Oct 1921
Seychelles
Burial Burial Details Unknown, Specifically: She is buried in Ghana (One source says her hometown of Edweso)
Memorial ID 215261628 View Source
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Queen Mother of the Ejisu, within the Ashante Confederacy.
Yaa was the leader of the Ashante during the War of the Golden Stool. This war is largely seen as the battle that would eventually lead to Ghana's freedom from Great Britain in 1957. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African nation to achieve independence in the post-Colonial era.


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