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Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye

The rate of depletion of plants and animal species in Ghana has assumed an alarming dimension, and the government is finding it difficult to control the process. Several factors account for this. A major one is the neglect of the traditional ecological knowledge prevalent in the culture of Ghana. Sasa is the Akan word for the spirit believed to be found in some plants and animals. This paper examines the role of sasa in flora and fauna conservation in Ghana. Traditional Ghanaians have a strong belief that some plants and animals have special spirits, which when cut (as in the case with plants) or killed (animals) can bring serious harm to the person. Thus, such plants and animals are not eliminated. This paper argues that sasa as an Akan indigenous conservation tool can complement the modern means of nature conservation in Ghana.

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Bernard Matolino

their preferences, the minority may resort to other means to register their displeasure. Relying on the traditional Akan polity, Wiredu argues for the superiority of consensual democracy over majoritarian democracy. Chief among the attractions of

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Pan-African Linguistic and Cultural Unity

A Basis For pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance

Simphiwe Sesanti

. His study revealed existence of common words between Wolof, a Senegalese language, and the Ancient Egyptian language. Later, Armah (2006: 194 ), would find words in his Akan language that were not only pronounced the same way but had the same meaning

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Decolonising Borders

Re-imagining Strangeness and Spaces

John Sodiq Sanni

Ghana, there is an ethnic group called the Ewe people and these people also exist in Togo. There are also the Akan people in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. In Nigeria, we have the Badagary people (traditional known as the Gbagle people) who also exist in the

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Valery B. Ferim

Third Wave of Jihadism ’, Current History 113 ( 767 ): 339 . Gilroy , P. 2000 . Between Camps: Nations, Cultures, and the Allure of Race . London : Penguin . Gyekye , K. 1987 . An Essay on African Philosophical Thought: The Akan Conceptual

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A Phone without Names

Distrust and Duress in Côte d’Ivoire

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

; Gérard, fifties, Wǫ-speaking; Aka, forties, Akan-speaking, barkeeper, maquis. References Akindès , Francis . 2004 . The Roots of the Military-Political Crises in Côte d’Ivoire . Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet . Arjona , Ana , Nelson Kasfir

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Experiments in Excreta to Energy

Sustainability Science and Bio-Necro Collaboration in Urban Ghana

Brenda Chalfin

2016 ). Van der Geest , S. 1998 . ‘ Akan Shit: Getting Rid of Dirt in Ghana ’. Anthropology Today 14 ( 3 ): 8 – 12 . https://doi.org/10.2307/2783049 . Von Schnitzler , A. 2016 . Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-politics and Protest