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chieftain

the head or leader of a tribe or clan
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Nana Benbuin accused some rival factions in the Chieftaincy dispute in the town, who he said, were in cahoots with some security personnel, especially the police, and who are doing all in their power to give him a bad name.
A sense of belonging to a distinct community was transformed and reinvigorated through cultural practices such as rituals within the institution of chieftaincy. These sustained a sense of belonging to an Ewe community that straddled the international boundary.
Sooko in Ife land falls under the three divisions of chieftaincy titles in Yorubaland which are lineage chief, town chief and honourary chief.
But hasn't the Bugti chieftaincy not been its opulent beneficiary throughout?
Muller finds in the Asante Indigenous Religion (AIR) an explanatory factor for the persistence of chieftaincy among the Asante people in Ghana.
Mandla was chosen by his grandfather to inherit his traditional Thembu tribal chieftaincy seven years ago, but some of the family members think that he has brought them shame and they have cut him off from the family.
Such a renaissance included the revival of traditional leadership in a post-apartheid context, although as Oomen points out, chieftaincy "bore a startling resemblance to past paradigms that formed the building blocks of indirect rule and apartheid polities" (p.
The prominent traditional ruler of the Benin kingdom in Nigeria was given the LAAP for "Leadership in African Chieftaincy", for his exemplary leadership that has brought honour and prestige to the chieftaincy institution in Africa.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Ghana's Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture Alexander Asum-Ahensah said that his country is eager to further boost current cultural ties with Iran.
Prior to being colonized by the British, the people of modern Ghana had a system of leadership that was strongly rooted in the concept of chieftaincy.
At this time, the Kayan chieftaincy displayed, in a series of tableaux vivant, an imaginary narration of rice and divinely inspired authority as related to political power.
"Therefore, the role Mr Blair played in helping us defeat the rebels entitles him to chieftaincy in Sierra Leone," he said.