Kwabena Akurang-Parry. General News of Thursday, 25 May 2006
Prof Adu-Boahene is dead
Prof. Albert Adu Boahene, 76, died last night at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra after a prolonged illness.
He had been on admission at the hospital for a couple of years since he suffered a stroke in 2001.
An Emeritus Professor at the Department of History, University of Ghana, he is Ghana's most renowned historian, also noted for both his political activism and international role as a visiting professor to universities throughout the world, and as a consultant to UNESCO.
He is author of several books including: A History of West Africa, African Perspectives on Colonialism, Africa In The Twentieth Century , The Ghanian Establishment The Horizon History of Africa Yaa Asantewaa and the Asante-British War of 1900-1 , The monographs Mfantsipim and the Making of Ghana: A Centenary History 1876-1976, for which he won the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa in 1997. He was also editor of UNESCO's eight volume History of Africa series.
He was the ruling New Patriotic Party's (NPP) first presidential candidate in the 1992 General Election