Kaderi Noagah Bukari

Kaderi Noagah Bukari
University of Cape Coast | UCC · Department of Peace Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Kaderi Noagah Bukari currently works as Research Fellow at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Cape Ghana. Their current project is 'CHANGING NATURE OF FARMER-HERDER CONFLICTS IN WEST AFRICA: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GHANA AND NIGERIA'.

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The protracted chieftaincy conflict in Dagbon in the Northern Region of Ghana was recently resolved through an interplay of formal and informal resolution mechanisms, where the latter dominated the peace-making process with home-grown peace mechanisms. In the past, the state through formal liberal peace mechanisms like the law courts, committees an...
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The protracted chieftaincy conflict in Dagbon in the Northern Region of Ghana was recently resolved through an interplay of formal and informal resolution mechanisms, where the latter dominated the peace-making process with home-grown peace mechanisms. In the past, the state through formal liberal peace mechanisms like the law courts, committees an...
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This study examines market women’s participation in peacebuilding in the Ekumfi-Narkwa community in the Central Region of Ghana. In peacebuilding, women are often considered victims and passive targets for aid, rather than contributors to the process. Many studies and peacebuilders have neglected the critical role played by women in the informal se...
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Leadership deficiencies have been touted as one source of violent conflict in Africa. This has been shown to derive from the early post-independence leaders urge to develop their countries, which did not allow them to open up the political space for popular participation. The formation of one-party states and the rise of dictatorships rather worsen...
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This book was conceived as a testament to the life and times of Mr. Francis Kojo Azuimah – the first Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council (NPC) of Ghana. The late Executive Secretary worked tirelessly not only to pre-empt and manage conflicts, but also drew attention of policy makers to the underlying causes of conflict. Consequent...
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Chieftaincy conflicts in Ghana are often presented as disputes involving rival groups over succession to traditional political power. However, chieftaincy conflicts are complex and often shaped by constellation of different actors, national and local level politics and elite maneuvering. This paper argues that chieftaincy conflicts go beyond the st...
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The quest for land in Ghana has resulted in multiple claims to land, led to violent land conflicts and intensified chieftaincy conflicts. It has also led to private land owners and developers employing the services of land guards as means of securing and protecting their lands. These land guards, who are often armed, attack rival groups thereby en...
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Decentralisation reforms place emphasis on crafting formal institutions of local government to either replace inefficient ones or to make them robust. This approach to local government is informed by Mainstream Institutional ideas that suggest institutions can be consciously designed to facilitate good governance. This chapter questions the simplis...
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The relationship between environmental change and migration has generated considerable scholarly debate. In part the literature suggests that climate change in the Sahel is 'forcing' pastoralist groups (mainly Fulani) to migrate to semi-arid West African countries, including Ghana, due to resource scarcity and climatic conditions. Using interviews,...
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Violent conflicts between farmers and pastoralists are reported in national media and public discourse to have increased in Ghana and are intricately linked to human security related issues. Some media and research reports attribute farmer-pastoralist conflicts to resource scarcity, environmental and climate change, thus reiterating the environment...
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This paper examined the impacts of large-scale land holdings on Fulani pastoralists’ livelihoods in Agogo, Ghana in the light of questions of Fulani citizenship and increased violent conflicts between farmers and pastoralists. The study is theoretically conceptualized within issues of belonging, citizenship and legitimacy, which have heralded pasto...
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Despite periodic violent conflict between farmers and Fulani herders in many parts of Ghana, cooperative relations between them remain strong. They are “cultural neighbors” who cooperate both in times of violent conflict and during periods of no conflict. Cooperation between them is expressed through everyday interactions, cattle entrustment, resou...
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This paper argues that livestock raids and pastoralists’ competition over water and pastures in north-western Kenya are manifestations of local ethnic political contests and rivalries. The culture of raiding among the Samburu, Turkana, Pokot, Borana, Gabra and Rendille communities has changed over the last 40 years. Whereas elders were once the gat...
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This study is premised in the light of reports of increased violent conflicts between local farmers and Fulani herders in Ghana against the backdrop of debates of the role of environmental change/scarce resources in these conflicts. In the midst of these violent conflicts, however, are cooperation and resource sharing between farmers and herders as...
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With increase in the value of land in Agogo-Ghana through commercialisation, commoditisation and expansion in agricultural activities, different resource users are all scouting for resources (land). These actors include local farmers, migrant farmers, Fulani pastoralists and tree plantation and agro companies. Farmers and pastoralists in particular...
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Ghana is often seen as peaceful, but is faced with many chieftaincy conflicts that result mainly from succession to the throne (skin or stool) for traditional political power. Ghana has more than 230 chieftaincy disputes dotted across many parts of the country. However, the Bulsa Traditional Area (Buluk) of Ghana has had a stable and resilient chie...
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Ghana is often seen as peaceful, but is faced with many chieftaincy conflicts that result mainly from succession to the throne (skin or stool) for traditional political power. Ghana has more than 230 chieftaincy disputes dotted across many parts of the country. However, the Bulsa Traditional Area (Buluk) of Ghana has had a stable and resilient chie...
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The purpose of this paper is to analyze stereotypes and prejudices of Fulani pastoralists as they have become an important part of national and local community policies and discourses. We show how these attitudes have subtly led to Fulani exclusion and discrimination and structured community-pastoralist relations. Typical stereotypes and prejudices...
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Following growing demand for land in Africa, there are increased land tenure insecurity for minority groups including pastoralists, limited resources for pastoralists and contestations over access and use of land. The situation intensifies with increasing land value and scarcity as a result of commoditisation, individualisation and commercialisatio...
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Following the recent evolution in the demand for land due to population growth and urbanisation in Africa, there are rising contestations and conflicts over the ownership, access and use of customary land. The situation intensifies with increasing land values and scarcity as a result of commoditisation, individualisation and commercialisation of la...
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Many conflict resolution measures have been used and continue to be used in order to bring peace to Bawku, but the area does not yet experience lasting peace. This paper examines the challenges and prospects of the peace process in the ethnic conflict in the Bawku Traditional Area, in the Upper East Region of Ghana. As part of this, the study also...
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The role of CSOs in peace building is very unique since they are often seen by factions in conflicts as neutral and trustworthy. This paper is an empirical study which examines the roles of CSOs in the peace building process in the ethnic conflict in the Bawku Traditional Area of Ghana using views of 220 respondents. As part of this, the paper make...
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Ghana has a number of ethnic conflicts, most of which are protracted mainly because of the type and nature of conflict resolution mechanisms that are used in finding solutions to them. Many of the solutions to these conflicts often fail to adopt home-based mechanisms (indigenous) in resolving them since most of our conflicts have traditional underp...
Book
This book examines how ethnic conflict affects socio-economic development in the Bawku Traditional Area of Ghana. It is based on empirical research carried out in 2010. The study revealed that the conflict between the Kusasis and Mamprusis has negatively affected local development in the areas of businesses, education, healthcare, agriculture, secu...
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The last decades have seen internal conflicts in many countries around the world with Africa having the largest share of these conflicts. Ghana has often been described internationally as one of the most stable, democratic and peaceful country in Africa. However, this image as a beacon of peace in Africa is marred by internecine ethnic and chieftai...
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The paper reviewed a number of suicide episodes with specific focus on Ghana. It also discussed the risk factors contributing to suicide such as gender, age, marital status, social inclusion, alcohol use and abuse and depression. The paper further discussed the sociological, psychological and biological theories of suicide. The warning signs of sui...
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The paper reviewed a number of suicide episodes with specific focus on Ghana. It also discussed the risk factors contributing to suicide such as gender, age, marital status, social inclusion, alcohol use and abuse and depression. The paper further discussed the sociological, psychological and biological theories of suicide. The warning signs of sui...

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This project aims to understand how livestock and agricultural commercialisation policy in Africa can be better connected to research on the food cultures of agropastoralist people.
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This project seeks to explore the drivers of political vigilantism in Ghana. It will provide a nuanced understanding of what political vigilantism is in Ghana and the main drivers of it. This study will offer Ghanaian citizens the opportunity to be well informed about the activities of party militias or vigilantes. This study contributes to getting a working definition of political vigilantism. In addition, it will document the various stakeholders that are involved in the vigilante enterprise and how their activities aid the process. This knowledge will contribute significantly to policy response to political vigilantism in Ghana. This project is a research support grant from the DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND CONSULTANCY (DRIC) of the UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, GHANA.
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The study examines how farmer-herder conflicts have changed in West Africa (Ghana and Nigeria), in the midst of climate change, the land question, citizenship conundrum and how terrorism.