Akyem Abuakwa

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Akyem Abuakwa describes a Akyem an Akan people traditional entity in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Akyen Abuakwa is one of the three independent states along with Akyem Bosome and Akyem Kotoku that forms the Akyem Mansa. It is in Eastern and Ashanti regions of Ghana.

The Akyem Abuakwa state was clearly in existence under the rule of Ofori Panin. He seems to have ruled for many years stretching until about 1730.[1]

By the start of the 19th-century it had been subjects of the Ashanti Empire. In 1811 it rebelled against the Ashanti, in which 100 Ashanti officials in the area were killed.[2]

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  1. ^ W. E. F. Ward, A History of Ghana (London: Praeger, 1958), p. 109
  2. ^ Larry W. Yarak. Asante and the Dutch 1744-1873. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. p. 37