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Chiefdom

In Sierra Leone, a political subdivision equivalent to a municipality.
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True talk, the chiefdom of Alavanyo rose up against that of Nkonya to decide which chiefdom has women with flat behinds, and because of a guinea fowl which was denied visa to Burkina, the chiefdom of Konkonba rose up against that of Nanumba and did battle over who should eat the left leg and head of that poor guinea fowl who was doing new passport to apply for visa under a new name.
Following the recent discovery of the deadly Marburg Virus in the Country, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation under the 1 Health Platform, which consists of Environment Protection Agency, Office of National Security, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has concluded a 7 day District and Chiefdom stakeholders engagements in Koinadugu, Kono and Moyamba Districts last Wednesday.
Despite the ban on slave trade by the Anglo-Egyptian authorities, Sheikh Ali Jula embarked on large-scale slave trafficking on the Dinka tribes in Bahr al Ghazal in general and on the Ngok Dinka Chiefdoms in particular.
Archaeological and historical explanations for these phenomena have hinged (appropriately) on the stress caused by environmental pressures, aggressions among African chiefdoms, and the land disputes and conflict accompanying British and trekhoer expansion (see, for example, Eldredge 1995; Etherington 2001; Guy 1980).
Plans are being developed to expand CEBS to other chiefdoms in Bo District and other districts in Sierra Leone in the near future, making it possible to conduct an evaluation of its effectiveness in different parts of the country.
He points out that the typical proposal in sociological studies of the Hebrew Bible that Israel progressed from tribe to chiefdom to state is not necessarily the definitive model (pp.
"The isolation of districts and chiefdoms will definitely pose great difficulties for our people in those districts," Koroma said.
In the past and present, women sometimes are chiefs in Sierra Leone's many tribal chiefdoms. Women have done much to bring education to both girls and boys.
The Kissi Teng and Kossi Tongay chiefdoms in the Kailahun Districts in the east of Sierra Leone have 23 suspected cases, one in Kono and two in Freetown, the capital of the country.
Tradition has it that the Qwabe and Zulu chiefdoms were born when two brothers feuded over their inheritance.
Daniel Torres Etayo's excellent essay critically examines the way revolutionary ideology in Cuba after 1959 led to the emergence of a rigid historical materialist framework for Cuban archaeologists that negated the existence of social complexity and the hierarchical nature of prehispanic social groupings, and shows how this has obfuscated Cuba's place within broader archaeological debates surrounding the emergence of Caribbean chiefdoms. Using advanced archaeological techniques and drawing on architectural evidence from the site of Laguna de Limones on the eastern tip of Cuba, Torres Etayo shows that chiefdoms were established in eastern Cuba similar to those in other areas of the Greater Antilles.
Powhatan originally inherited chiefdoms in the upper James and York river basins; from there he either conquered other groups or intimidated them into joining his organization.