Research Papers/Topics in History

HISTORY OF COLONIAL MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES IN IBADAN 1900 – 1960

The provision of modern health services was a legacy of colonial administration in Africa. Yet, little attention has been paid to the history of medical and health development in Africa, especially Ibadan, which benefited greatly from the colonial health policy. This study, therefore, examined the changing trends in the growth and development of colonial medical and health services in Ibadan between 1900 and 1960 with a view to highlighting the impact of colonial medi...

Nawuri-Gonja Conflict, 1932-1996

ABSTRACTThis study examines the causes of the Nawuri-Gonja conflict, which broke out in 1991 over allodial land rights. In Alfai, as is the case of other Ghanaian societies, the modes of measuring allodial land rights are embedded in the historical traditions of the people. By right of autochthony and autonomy, allodial land rights in Alfai in the pre-colonial period resided in the Nawuri. However, Alfai’s encounters with the colonial enterprise led to the evolution of new constructs of all...

JUKUN-TIV Relations Since 1850: A Case Study of Inter-Group Relations in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State

ABSTRACT Jukun-Tiv relation has increasingly gone through disturbing phases over the years, especially as from the inception of colonial rule in the area. Every turning point appears to alter the level of cooperation between the two communities in the present day Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. This unfolding trend gives the impression that the two communities never enjoyed peaceful intercourse. This assumption has been examined and proved to be erroneous. A very thorough a...

A Comparative Study Of Election Process In Three West African Countries: Nigeria, Ghana And Liberia

Introduction All over the world, democracy have been embraced, while principles have assumed as the main pillar in selecting political leaders in a democratic society. In West Africa, undoubtedly, the most appropriate platform for selecting leaders is through elective principles. This process of selecting leaders has been in use, in the selected West African Countries: Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. Historically, these three West African States have many things in common: located in the sa...

A Comparative Analysis Of Post-Conflict Peacebuilding In Liberia And Sierra Leone, 2000-2013

ABSTRACT This study examines the nature and structure of post-conflict peacebuilding in Liberia and Sierra Leone since 2000. It focuses specifically on peacebuilding process in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Previous researches on peacebuilding as a tool of conflict management have generated a lot of questions in academic circles. This is because there is a disagreement among experts on how peacebuilding works. The difficulty has been compounded by the fact that discussions on peacebuilding ...

Rural Migrants And The Negotiation Of Identity In Asante: The Case Of Dadease, 1930 – 1996.

Abstract An ethnic minority ―is not the same...as a party, a trades union, or a pressure group. It is akin, rather, to a class, or an age group, or an interest group. (Crowley, 107) This thesis addresses the negotiation of Identity from the historical perspective. It seeks to show how Kotokoli, Mossi and other African migrants to Rural Asante shaped and expressed their sense of be identity from 1930 to 1996. The hypothesis to be explored by this research is that identity among migra...

Football and Nation-building in Ghana under Kwame Nkrumah, 1951-1966.

ABSTRACT  Sports was an important element of the colonial administration’s attempt to control the leisure life of the people of Gold Coast. After independence, the relationship between sports and politics in the administration of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) cannot be underestimated. Sports came to represent an important tool in government’s effort in instilling national pride and unity among Ghanaians. This study examines how football became arguably the most popular among ...

Border Markets And Economic Cooperation In Nigeria And Benin Republic: A Case Study Of Tsamiya And Lolo

INTRODUCTIONTsamiya and Lolo Markets existed since the pre-colonial period. They are located at the extreme end of Nigeria's international border with Benin Republic in the north-west. The attainment of independence of the two countries by their former colonial masters has contributed significantly in the economic development of those two border markets. The geographical proximity of these border markets facilitates cross-border trade in the area. 

A History Of Kolanut Trade In Sokoto City: C.1900-2014

Abstract This dissertation studies the kolanut trade in Sokoto city from 1900-2014. The virtues of kolanut as masticatory to the people of Sokoto as well as the roles it plays in the promulgation of socio-cultural activities cannot be over emphasized. Just like coffe, Kolanut is among the stimulants which Islam does not prohibit and this makes its trading the only ancient existing trade that is still lucrative despite the present day technology at man’s disposal. The kolanut trade bet...

A History Of Muslim-Christian Activities In Ankpa Local Government Area Of Kogi State From 1979 To 1992

ABSTRACT This work examines the History of Muslims-Christian activities among the Igala people of Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, from 1979 to 1992. The work examines the activities of Christians and Muslims. It also shows the relationship between all the religions that exist in the area since 1979 and ends up in 1992. The work defines the geographical location of the people of Ankpa. It has also discussed the advent of Islam and Christianity in the area. It examined the fea...

THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATE SYSTEMS AMONG THE GBAGYI OF RIVER KADUNA VALLEY C.l860 TO L981

The evolution of the state system in the River Kaduna Valley can be defined as the organisation of semi-autonomous ethnic groups into small political units. The political units were governed by a clearly defined structure of state apparatus, starting from the household, compound, village and the township levels, under the headship of the Etsu. 1 These political units were established about the early and middle of 181h century. The states were made up of ten ...

Women As Agents Of Change: A Case Study Of Women In Cape Coast (1877-1957)

ABSTRACT Whilst the dominant narratives in historiography consider markets to be male dominated spaces in pre-colonial Cape Coast, this study contends that women became the principal agents of trading activities during the colonial period. With the increasing visibility of women in market spaces during the colonial period, women, both elite and ordinary, played an active role in the shaping of the colonial urban town of Cape Coast whilst conducting their trading activities. Through the ...

A History Of British Gyaman 1874-1957

ABSTRACTThe circumstances leading to the claim and influence over a part of Gyaman Kingdom by the British was quite fascinating and deserves scholarly accounts for others to learn. British Gyaman in Asante in the Gold Coast was established by a treaty in Europe (Paris) but not in the Gold Coast in Africa. Though secondary materials were used, the researcher relied mainly on archival materials and oral traditions in the collection of data. The study discussed the factors relating to how the Eu...

A History of Death and Funeral Rites: A Case Study of the GA in Jamestown (Ghana)

ABSTRACT Rites of passage which are found everywhere in the world are life-cycle ceremonies that usually include religious transformations with a passage to the next stage of life. Death and funeral rites represent the last rite of passage and the Ga ethnic group of Ghana has its own unique way of performing them; their traditional rites which existed for a long period of time in precolonial society have drastically changed under the influence of colonial intervention and modernization. ...

A History of Konkomba Medical Culture Till 1956

ABSTRACT People of the savanna ecological zone had frequently found themselves under the control of neighbouring chiefdoms and states before and throughout the colonial period. The Konkomba of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast (Ghana) were such a people. Throughout much of their history, in both the pre-colonial and colonial periods, they have come under the political control of the Dagomba, Nanumba, Mamprusi, Gonja, Asante, and later, Germans, French and British. Howeve...


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