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When Owanikin's son was denied access to the throne of Owa of Ijesa, he came to Ile-Ife, her grandmother's town, to receive the chieftaincy title of Sooko.
The belief in the divinity of kings and the "Great Chain of Being" in Shakespeare's days is closely related to the belief in the gods-ordained chieftaincy in Dudum.
Chieftaincy in precolonial Ghana (before 1900) was the main system and medium of leadership in Ghana.
Family histories reveal that at the heart of this relationship was the employment of key figures of the chieftaincy in the cattle industry, including Bwee Atea Katelia's successor, Tea Antoine Katelia Poadja (?
They locate the key causes of war in the systems of injustice and poor governance provided by the central government, as well as the traditional chieftaincy system in the provinces.
121) Though these leaders no longer claim much formal political or military authority, (122) the chieftaincy appears to be gaining in popularity across the country and its power remains great.
The author begins with a background chapter which describes the Katerere chieftaincy among the Hwesa in the late 19th century.
There are also cases of intercommunal violence arising from quarrels about land and chieftaincy rights.
The most common forms of local conflict situations currently existing in Ghana include the following: (1) traditional conflicts that prevail arising out of chieftaincy and land disputes; (2) religious conflicts among religious sects; and (3) domestic/family conflicts that are centered on domestic violence over property and land ownership issues.
Hendricks, The Pillars of Apartheid: Land Tenure, Rural Planning and the Chieftaincy (Uppsala, 1990); Peter Delius, A Lion Amongst the Cattle: Reconstruction and Resistance in the Northern Transvaal (Portsmouth, 1996).
Chapter 4 is devoted mostly to models related to the early monarchy, including processual and chieftaincy.
Max Assimeng, Neil Henry (1990) reports that the Chieftaincy Act of 1971 has enabled "Ghana's more than 75 distinct languages and major ethnic groups to be bound peacefully together with the help of some imaginative government policy.