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Colour and culture on display at the 2017 Damba Festival’s final durbar

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Damba Festival climaxes with dazzling durbar [Photos]

The 2017 Damba Festival climaxed with a durbar of chiefs at the Dapkema Palace in Tamale. The Damba festival is celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Nalerigu, Tamale and Wa in the Northern and Upper West Regions in the Dagomba lunar month of Damba, corresponding with the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabia al-Awwal. Damba is also widely ...

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Celebration of Damba festival suspended in troubled areas

The Northern Regional Security Council has ordered the suspension of the celebration of this year’s annual Damba festival in troubled areas. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, told Citi News the move is to prevent clashes in areas such as Bimbilla, Kalampor and Kafaba, where tensions are high. The festival started on Wednesday with Tamale being the host city. People ...

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Damba festival begins today

This year’s Damba festival started today [Wednesday], across the entire Northern Region with Tamale as the host city. People from all walks of life including some chiefs from the Ga traditional area, are participating in the festival which is under theme, “Promoting peace to enhance development.” The Chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpema Dawuni Alhassan in a Citi News interview ahead ...

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