The 1994 civil war in northern Ghana: the genesis and escalation of a ‘tribal’ conflict

  • Artur Bogner


Since 1981 the region around the Oti river, on the border of Ghana and Togo, has been the scene of five ethnic conflicts — the bloodiest clashes in Ghana since its founding. These conflicts (one of them on Togolese territory) can be seen as a series. Although up to 1994 they each occurred in a different place with different opponents, they all involved members of one ethnic group in particular, the Konkomba.2


Northern Region Political Culture Settlement Area Security Force Physical Fight 
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