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Chiefdom

In Sierra Leone, a political subdivision equivalent to a municipality.
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The two most important symbols of authority and culture in African chiefdoms and kingdoms are the royal stool and the cup.
As part of a planned strategy of support AMR Gold's Finance Manager, Mohamed Sultan Daffae made series of visits to the company's operational areas in the Sella Limba and Sanda Loko Chiefdoms in the Bombali District, Northern Sierra Leone.
Traditional and ethnohistoric sources contribute important insight into chiefly activity and political strategies in the early Tu'i Tonga chiefdom.
Up until this moment, the people of the chiefdom were forbidden to leave their own houses (Sahlins personal communication).
The location of the interest is southwest of the town of Koidu, in the Nimikoro Chiefdom, Kono District of Sierra Leone.
On his part, the Kuwaiti ambassador in Albanian said the Islamic Chiefdom in Kosovo is playing a key role in the promotion of Islamic religion and peaceful coexistence.
Central Panama has loomed large in the anthropological study of chiefdoms because of the many vivid 16th-century accounts of rich, powerful chiefs encountered by the Spanish Conquistadores.
MGD has received a signed Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") dated November 14, 2008 from the Gbense Chiefdom of the Kono diamond mining district in Sierra Leone, Africa, to allow MGD to conduct artisanal alluvial mining of diamonds of an initial 1-acre site near Yaradu in the heart of Koidu mining area.
Hofmeyer, "We Spend Our Years As a Tale Told That is Told": Oral Historical Narrative in A South African Chiefdom (Johannesburg, 1994); and educationalist R.
However, it is extremely difficult to explain the process that produced the structural declension from the hierarchical stratification of the chiefdom to the social egalitarianism of the tribes that Europeans encountered in the eighteenth century.
For instance, as Bensa and Rivierre (1982) have shown, the present day chiefdom of Poyes (Pwei), probably formed around 1800, was reorganized as the area underwent pacification in the late 1800s.
Furthermore the project aims at strengthening the capacity of various multi sectoral HIV/AIDS response coordinating bodies and implementing agencies at national, regional and chiefdom (community) level to improve service delivery through increased transparency, probity and accountability.