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For example, Bennett et al. conflict between Nkonya and Alavanyo of the Volta Region of Ghana, the conflict has persisted to date. 82 0 obj <>stream Ethnic conflicts have not just been between different ethnic groups such as the Konkomba/Dagomba in 1994 and Mamprusi and Kusasi since colonial time but also �|r�r(��О9H��c�\A�⑛P������1m��mn��0���l�\�"����������pB�('|V�b.��Bf���`�5ud6! 77 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<939FA9B33DF7A44B819BAC645432CE36>]/Index[64 19]/Info 63 0 R/Length 72/Prev 909564/Root 65 0 R/Size 83/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream The conflicts that occur in Ghana derive mainly from social and political discontent, and ethnic assertiveness or contestations. 2. x��]w\TG�&��+��b0$�� 1 Administrative decentralisation and the devolution of political power to local communities have been key concepts in the recent democratisation projects in Africa. endobj While Ghana remains a stable democracy, sporadic ethnic and chieftaincy conflicts have been a recurrent feature of the political process. 1 0 obj This war is widely known in Ghana and even other African countries. 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Like most inter-ethnic conflicts in the Northern Region of Ghana, the root causes of the conflict between the Nawuri and the Gonja have been traced to the colonial policy of indirect rule introduced in the Northern Territories in 1932, which subsumed the Nawuri under the Gonja as part of the colonial government’s effort of rationalizing existing social and political structures for administrative purpose … x��W�o�6~7�����03�-r( conflicts in Ghana. The Prestea mines in Ghana have produced about nine million ounces of gold and this is the second highest level of production of any mine in Ghana (Adonteng-Kissi, 2015). [�G��|�1�b�w�f�Z�|������ȑ��4Ԩ�8��1a�.�U�X��} Violent conflicts, particularly farmer-herder conflicts have, for a long time, been a serious security problem in Agogo Traditional Area of Ghana. There have been conflicts such as the Konkomba-Nanumba conflict, [when?] "From 1806 until 1896, the Ashanti Kingdom was in a perpetual state of war … Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies Volume 3 Issue 1 :Conflict Prevention & Management Article 2 August 2016 The Cost of Inter-Ethnic Conflicts in Ghana’s Northern Region: The Case of the Nawuri-Gonja Conflicts Emmanuel Debrah University of Ghana, edebrah@ug.edu.gh Seidu Alidu University of Ghana, seidualidu@gmail.com The article assesses the socio-economic and human repercussions of one of the fiercest ethnic conflicts in Ghana’s Northern Region on people and society. It situates the question of conflict within the context of the Northern Region of Ghana and defines conflict as a situation in which people, groups or individuals are … h�bbd``b`Z$CA�.���$X�� �q}@,f�"�ģ�L��,F$�?㌿ �� (2001:371) demonstrate the gendered nature of tropical fishery conflicts over price in Ghana. It is recommended as a matter of policy that open access canoe fisheries must be restricted, distribution and sale of pre-mix fuel must be depoliticized with the subsidy on the commodity underscored Ghana’s reputation as a beacon of Afri-can democracy. The preliminary information gathered by the team indicated that the source of the conflict is a land dispute between the Konkomba and Chokosi tribes living at Naduni, a village in Cherepone. Primarily, the study is intended to promote women‟s involvement in peace-building at the grassroot level. PDF Signaler ce document. The study aims at addressing the role of chieftaincy in conflicts in Ghana. <>>> ethnicity, and colonialism, among others, as the root causes of these conflicts. /Image6 Do Q In Ghana, Conflict and Complementarity byJacob Hevi Jacob Hevi is a lecturer in moral theol-ogy at St. Peter's Regional Seminary, Cape Coast, Ghana. Understanding the Causes and Impacts of Conflicts in the Northern Region of Ghana. Analyzing data from survey opinions and interviews from wide spectrum of respondents, the … 2 0 obj 1588–1654 Dutch–Portuguese War. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Thanks be to the Almighty God who has brought me this far. literature on Ga Mashie chieftaincy conflict and chieftaincy conflicts in southern Ghana. 3 0 obj 1 Liberalisation or Liberation? A people's approach to health care is based on their understanding of human being, life, and consequently health.' Land cases constitute about 59% out of the total cases in court. In Ghana, as well as other non-Western nations, the interplay of 64 0 obj <> endobj 4 0 obj : Economic Reform, Spatial Poverty, and the Irony of Conflict in Ghana’s Northern Region A paper prepared for the international workshop “Understanding and addressing spatial poverty traps: an international workshop” 29 March 2007, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa.Hosted by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre Examples of such conflicts in Ghana include the: Sukusuku chieftaincy conflict, Sekondi chieftaincy conflict, Dagbon chieftaincy conflict, Cape Coast chieftaincy conflict, Bawku Context Analysis 2.1 Rules of the Game 2.1.1 The Democratic Nature of Ghanaian Society Ghana’s Fourth Republic was created in 1993. chieftaincy conflicts have become a disturbing It is expected that the findings from the study will enable the government and the traditional authorities in the study communities in particular to fashion out a more pragmatic policy to support and promote the work of the chieftaincy institution, especially in conflict … Yet as land gets scarce with population growth and urbanisation, land disputes are bound to increase, not decrease. 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Cultural Processes of Conflict Resolution in Ghana Traditional conflict resolution is a structured political, judicial and arbitration mechanism. <> Ethnic Conflict in Northern Ghana, 1980-1999: An Appraisal By N.J.K. conflicts and the role they can play in resolving chieftaincy conflicts. endobj stream ocean governance framework are critical in managing marine fisheries conflicts in Ghana. <> It is an undeniable fact that some communities around the globe have been positively transformed by the mining industry, but the same cannot be said about the Prestea community. %���� &�����QQQT�Q�Fq[�d��d� ٯ_?�ӥK�)����ia�8�B��ի͛7c��$Y�t)��-�5���ѣ��,��c;v������#G���Yyu�R��MU �|ذa�H� U�^�*)p����3���С�|׮]��5k֤��dr�̹u�V��K�.�O�>K�, ��B���Ȕ)��cH���Z�x1��+W.___y�z��i'3W?iѢU�Kf'����s��q�(�J�#G����w����_}�����[�. 728.72 0 0 706.44 0 -1.0065 cm However, she has witnessed four successful coup d’états and countless coup attempts since attaining independence from British colonial rule in 1957. <> Of all the ethnic groups, the Ashanti were known for the numerous wars they fought when Ghana was called the Gold Coast (British Colony). %%EOF endstream Land disputes are becoming a major source conflict in the north of Ghana. several communal conflicts, particularly those related to succession to traditional political office. Competition over access to and use of land and water resources is … The Dynamics of Communal Conflicts in Ghana's Local Government System: A Case Study of the Adaklu-Anyigbe Conflict. Most of the conflicts in Northern Ghana have been between ethnic groups that regard themselves as indigenous, and others that historically invaded and established the traditional kingdoms of the North. Box 3 Multiple sales of peri-urban land in Accra, Ghana 4 Box 4 Squatter settlements in Turkey and South Africa 5 Box 5 Inter-clan clashes leading to massive displacement in Ethiopia 6 Box 6 Conflict in Darfur fuelled by environmental degradation 6 Box 7 Land conflicts due to … 2. Even though Ghana is considered as an oasis of peace within the African continent, it has recently gone through some bad conflict situations whichhas not given it a good name both within and outside the African continent. h�b```a``2``f`�]� Ȁ �L@9� ���˂��>��W����V��� `�& T.���� In Ghana, farmer-herder conflicts have become widespread and increasingly assume a violent dimension. The Brukum A disturbing phenomenon in the Northern Region of Ghana during the last nineteen years has been the intermittent eruption of either intra-ethnic or inter-ethnic conflicts. ����l�u�0�gLәb�j�J�t� The following is a list of conflicts in Ghana. Conflicts in Africa: Meaning, Causes, Impact and Solution (Pp.549-560) ... For instance, the Akan speaking peoples were split between Ghana and cote d’ lvoire; the Ewe ethnic group has also been split between Ghana and Togo while many Yoruba are found in the Benin Republic. To do this, an ethnographic field trip was taken to Nkonya-Tayi where in addition to observations, open ended interviews were conducted. %PDF-1.5 In this paper the causes and impacts of conflicts in Northern Region are examined, with particular reference to the Konkomba inter-ethnic conflicts. The Digya National Park in Ghana has been the scene of conflicts between local communities and wildlife managers ever since its establishment in 1971. The Bawku conflict is a deep-seated and longstanding ethno-political conflict between two ethnic groups - the Kusasis and Mamprusis in the Bawku Traditional Area of Ghana. endstream endobj 65 0 obj <> endobj 66 0 obj <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/Type/Page>> endobj 67 0 obj <>stream The aborigines of Northern Ghana, like those in other parts of modern-day Ghana, did not have centralised political systems. endstream endobj 68 0 obj <>stream stream Within the period under review, Gonja attacked %PDF-1.6 %���� endstream endobj startxref Ghana is currently implementing a land title registration programme ostensibly to make clear ownership of land. H���Mo�0���. USAID Northern Ghana Governance Activity (NGGA) visited both Chereponi and Saboba to carry out a baseline survey of the cause of the conflict. 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