Tag Archives: Fulani

2 nomadic herdsmen escape lynching in E/Region

Two nomadic herdsmen believed to be of Fulani extraction narrowly escaped death on Tuesday after they were nearly lynched by an angry mob at Hweehwee, one of the villages in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, where the herdsmen clashed with local farmers. This incident comes a day after the Eastern Regional Security Council REGSEC visited the affected communities ...

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Umaru Sanda writes: The untold story of ‘enslaved’ Fulani herdsmen

I am Ghanaian and a Fulani. I needn’t mention my ethnic group because the 1992 Constitution which we subscribe to in this land does not attribute citizenship to ethnicity. However, in recent times, the word Fulani has been used as a synonym for various types of crimes. News headlines are awash with stories about crimes attributed to Fulanis. I see ...

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8 dead, residents flee after Fulani, farmers clash in Kwahu

Over 100 people have been displaced in some parts of the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region following separate reprisal attacks between Fulani Herdsmen and some community members at Dwibease and Wheewhee communities. So far, eight persons have been reported dead, according to police. Among the dead are five Fulanis and three local residents. It was initially thought that nine persons ...

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Fall armyworms, Fulani activities crippling agric -Peasant Farmers

The fall armyworms menace and Fulani Herdsmen activities dominated a two-day roundtable conference on the 2017 government’s input subsidy program and the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana’s (PFAG) annual report presentation held in Tamale. The event was sponsored by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The participants implored government to double its efforts in the fight against the ...

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We’re committed to dealing with galamsey – Police Commander

The new Eastern Regional Police Commander, ACP George Alex Mensah, has pledged his support in the fight against illegal mining, also known as galamsey, in the Eastern Region. The Eastern Region has been badly hit by the activities of illegal miners with a number water bodies, and farmlands polluted and destroyed. ACP George Alex Mensah, in an interview with Citi News, ...

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Elimination of racial discrimination: Stereotyping Fulanis’ [Article]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated on March 21 every year. This year’s theme is: “racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration”. In Sharpeville, Transvaal in Apartheid South Africa, on March 21, 1960 police killed sixty nine people after they opened fire on over five thousand black South Africans who were ...

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Kwahu East: Schools closed following herdsmen encroachment

The activities of nomadic herdsmen have led to the closure of about six basic schools in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region. Tensions had erupted after the nomads started encroaching on some school lands to graze their cattle, leading to students and teachers abandoning their schools in fear of possible attacks. The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer of ...

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Konkombas, Fulanis clash in Nkwanta South

Some Konkomba and Fulanis in Bawa, a farming community in the Nkwanta South District of the Volta Region have clashed in a violent attacks that have left some cattle dead. The clashes erupted yesterday [Friday November 11] after cattle herded by the Fulanis in the area destroyed food crops belonging to the Kokombas. According to a local reporter, Benjamin Owusu ...

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