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THE BISSA PEOPLE

Bissa, Bisan, Bissanno, is a Mande ethnic group of south-central Burkina Faso, northeastern Ghana, the northernmost tip of Togo and northern Benin. Bissa is said to be one of the

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THE KONKOMBA PEOPLE OF GHANA

The Konkomba natively refer to themselves as Bikpakpaam and to their language as Likpakpaln. The Konkomba live in what is previously considered as the Northern Togoland in both French and British Mandated territory, about the banks of the

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OVERVIEW OF NORTHERN GHANA

Northern Ghana lie wholly out of the forest belt that stretches inland from the coast for about 200 miles, and are covered in uncultivated parts with rank grass, which is burnt annually. All over the country is a scrub of dwarfed trees, chiefly acacia, except by the rivers, where fine trees are foun

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THE STORY OF MAGAZI AKUSHI: THE ORIGIN OF THE GAMBAGA, MAMPRUSI MUSLIMS

Magazi Akushi was the first prominent Muslim in Gambaga. He was a weaver. The pits where he dyed thread are in front of Magaziyiri. His name, Akushi, comes from the name of the carved wooden bowl in which he used to give food to the carava

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NDEWURA JAKPA AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE GONJALAND

Ndewura Jakpa, an African king who founded a dynasty in Gonja, in what is now northern Ghana, in the early 17th century. Originally a Mande invader, Jakpa established a loosely knit federation of states that extended over the entire northern part of present-day Gha

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BUGUM FESTIVAL CELEBRATION OF THE MOLE-DAGBON KINGDOM

This year's Bugum (Fire) festival was not different from several others years back. The festival gave us an exciting and vibrant cultural displays and entertainment. Even the new world order (covid 19) could not come between the people and their culture. It wi

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THE ANUFO KNOWN AS THE PEOPLE OF CHAKOSI

The Anufo popularly known as Chakosi, are Kwa-Speaking Akan group of Togo, Ghana and Benin. They refer to themselves as Anufo “the people of Anu”, a reference to their original homeland in anu, ivory coast.


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THE PEOPLE OF YENNU, THE BIMOBA ETHNIC GROUP

The Bimoba tribe also known as Gurma ethnic group can trace its origin to the former Mali kingdom. The tribe later became part of the Songhai empire after attaining it independence from Mali in 1439. They are scattered across Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali as a result of war

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REMARKABLE EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF DAGBONG: “THE ADIBO WAR”.

In the 19th century, exactly 124years ago warriors of mole Dagbong wage a war against heavenly armed German colonial servants, Schutztruppe and Askari who were accompanying lieutenant Valwntin von Massow on his way to the village of Adibo. They were on a mission to conquer the Dagbong kingdo

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Maani
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AN OVERVIEW OF THE FRAFRA (GURUNE) PEOPLE - II

The term Frafra is an umbrella term that refers to a number of ethnic groups that share the same cultural heritage yet have some minor differences in terms of language and ritual action. The similarities, however, in their culture in terms