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Meet Akua Asabea, Ghana's First Female Journalist

Akua Asabea Ayisi is a relative of Mampong Akuapem in the Asanti region. She was born on 3rd April, 1927 and died on 21st April, 2010. Akua Asabea Ayisi is Ghana's first female journalist.

She attended Presbyterian Primary school in Mampong. Not quite long after, she continued her education at the Presbyterian Girls School, Osu Accra. She become a journalist in 1948 after she joined the Convention People's Party and worked with Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to fight for the freedom of the country.

She worked on Accra Evening News, a daily newspaper established by the former president in 1948, and wrote political pamphlets which demanded independence and mobilized the Ghanaian people to oppose colonial rule. Aside this, she became Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's first private secretary.

In 1959, she studied at the University of Cambridge to study History. She later became a barrister and later a high court judge in the country. She is known to be one of the founding members of the country. Her publications pave way for the independence of the country.

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