Kojo Yankah

Kojo Yankah, a trained journalist and communication specialist, pan -Africanist and educationist, is also a literary writer with awards in creative writing and poetry to his credit. He was educated at Adisadel College, Cape Coast, University of Ghana, Legon, University of Nairobi in Kenya, and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and has written extensively on contemporary issues on Ghana and Africa in local and international magazines. He has been editor of the national daily, the Daily Graphic, director of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, a Member of Parliament and Minister of State in the Republic of Ghana.

He served for 10 years as chairman of the Pan African Historical Festival of Arts & Culture (PANAFEST}, and later in several other capacities as President of the Institute of Public Relations Ghana, and chairman of the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust.
Kojo Yankah founded the African University College of Communications, Accra, Ghana in 2002 and became its President until 2015. He is now Board Chairman of the university as well as chairman of the Board of the media empire, Media General.
He has authored nine books, the latest of which is ‘Our Motherland-My Life’, an autobiography. The second edition of ‘The Trial of JJ Rawlings’ was published and launched in Ghana, together with a musical drama on the book, in December 2018.

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