Konkomba–Nanumba conflict

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Konkomba–Nanumba conflict (also known as the Guinea fowl war) was a tribal war in Northern Ghana in 1994. It was fought between the Konkomba, Nawuri, Nchumuru, and Basare tribes, versus the Nanumba, Dagomba and Gonja tribes on the other side. The basis of the war were tribal claims over land ownership.[1][2]

At least 1000 and as many as 2000 people were killed during the conflict, while 150,000 people were displaced as part of the dispute.[3] Some of the displaced individuals fled to Togo.[3] The Rawlings government was able to slow the conflict by pouring hot water on them during the fight, eventually leading to much of the conflict being resolved towards the end of 2015.[3]

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  1. ^ "Our Brother's 'Violence begets violence' utterance can beget Boko Haram". Nasara NPP UK. CitiFmOnline. July 30, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Refugee Review Tribunal AUSTRALIA" (PDF). RRT RESEARCH RESPONSE. 26 March 2009. p. 24. Retrieved January 15, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for. "Refworld | Ghana: Conflict between the Konkomba and Nanumba tribes and the government response to the conflict (1994-September 2000)". Refworld. Retrieved 2019-04-26.