E A  Ofosu Mensah  is a Head of Department,University Of Ghana,GHANA

E A Ofosu Mensah

Head of Department

Organizing Committee


University Of Ghana


A. Published Book

  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2017). The Economic, Social and Political Impact of Mining on Akyem Abuakwa from the Pre-Colonial Era up to 1943. Hauppage, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


B. Book Chapter










  1. Anarfi J.& Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2018). A Historical Perspective of Migration from and to Ghana. In Awumbila, Badasu &Teye (Eds), Migration in a Globalizing World: Perspectives from Ghana (pp. 51-71). Legon- Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers. ISBN: 978-9988-647-11-7


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2016). Obuasi- Sabara Connection. In Olhares Cruzados (Eds), Brazil Ghana Meeting of Eyes (81-100). Sao Paulo, Brazil: Reflexo Editora. (English and Portuguese).   ISBN: 978-85-88120-16-7


C. Book







  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2015). Indigenous and Exogenous Sources: The Akan People: A documentary History. By Kwasi Konadu. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2014. Pp. xv+446. ISBN: 978-0-44879-5795.” Journal of African History. Vol 56/Issue 3. doi: 10.1017/s0021853715000481


D. Refereed









































  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2019). The Politics of Property Rights: The Case of Akyem Abuakwa, Ghana (1912–1943). Journal of West African History5(1), 83-113.


  1. Adum-Kyeremeh K., Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. & Agyemang, K. J. (2018). Colonial Boundaries and Chieftaincy Disputes in Gyaman. Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana. New Series,18, 1-20.


  1. Asamoah, K., &Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2018). Fruitlessness of Anti-Corruption Agencies: Lessons from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana. Journal of Asian and African Studies53(7), 987-1001.


  1. Ashong T., Sapong N.Y.B., Smith V.E., Ofosu-Mensah Emmanuel Ababio(In Press). Albert Adu Boahen: An Agent of Change in African Historiography and Ghanaian Politics. International Journal of African Historical Studies.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2017). Historical and Modern Artisanal Small-Scale Mining in Akyem Abuakwa, Ghana. Africa Today, 64(2), 69-91.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2017). Political Corruption in Ghana: A Case Study of the Colonial Akyem Abuakwa Traditional State. Issues in Political Discourse Analysis,Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 5(1), 41-59.


  1. Adum-Kyeremeh, K., & Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (In Press). Coup d’état and sports development in Ghana – 1966-1969. Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2017). Mining in Ghana and its connections with mining in the Brazilian diaspora. The Extractive Industries and Society, Elsevier. 4(3), 473-480.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2016). Mining in colonial Ghana: Extractive capitalism and its social benefits in Akyem Abuakwa under Nana Ofori Atta I. Africa Today63(1), 23-55.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E. A. (2015). Mining and conflict in the Akyem Abuakwa Kingdom in the Eastern Region of Ghana, 1919–1938. The Extractive Industries and Society, Elsevier 2(3), 480-490.








A.Book Chapter

  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2013). Traditional Gold Mining in the Akan States of Ghana. In I. Nishkov, I. Grigorova & D. Mochev (Eds), Proceedings of XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress (1265-1269). Sofia: University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” Publishing House.





































  1. Ferede, Wuhibegezer &Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2014). The trajectories of the Ethio-Eritrean distinct identity construction and the invention of nationalist historiography.International Journal of Educational Development, 3(3), 46-50.
  1. Agyemang, J.K., Ofosu-Mensah, E.A.& Gyamerah, E.Y. (2013). The Impact of Colonial Rule on the Gyaman State. History Research, 3(6), 389-405.


  1. Agyemang, J.K. &Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2013). The People the Boundary could not Divide: the Gyaman of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in Historical Perspective. Journal of African Studies and Development, 5(7), 177-189.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E.A.,& Ansah, GN, (2012). The Effects of the Loss of Linguistic Identity on Ethnic identity: The Case of Akwamu in Ghana.African Journal of History and Culture, 4(5), 74-79 (ISSN 2141-6672) ©2012 Academic Journals


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2012). Mining as a Factor of Social Conflict in Ghana. Global Journal of History and Culture, 1(1), 007-021.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2011). Labour migration during the colonial period to the Obuasi mines in Ghana. International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies, 1(3), 068-080.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2011). Historical overview of traditional and modern gold mining in Ghana. International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies, 1(1), 006-022.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, E.A. (2011). Gold mining and the socio-economic development of Obuasi in Adanse.African Journal of History and Culture, 3(4),54-64.


  1. Ofosu-Mensah, EA. (2010).Traditional Gold Mining in Adanse.Nordic Journal of African Studies, 19(2), 24-24.








Ph.D. History

University of Ghana Legon


M.Phil. History

University of Ghana Legon


B.A (Hons)

University of Ghana Legon


Emmanuel Ababio Ofosu an Economic and Social Historian with a special interest in mining in Ghana and issues in Migration in the West African sub-region. My current research interest focuses on the following themes:

  • History of Gold Mining and Current Issues in the Mining Sector in Ghana with a particular focus on Akyem Abuakwa and Adanse (Obuasi) Traditional Areas.
  • Impact of Artisanal Mining on the Ecology of affected communities in Ghana.
  • History of the Extractive Industries-Gold and Diamond Mining: Oil and Gas in Ghana.
  • Historiography and Reconstruction of Migration in West Africa.

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