Ghana is a republic in West Africa. There are dozens of tribes in Ghana, and the institution of chieftaincy is guaranteed by the constitution. Although chiefs are not permitted to participate in politics, they play an important role in Ghanaian society. The National House of Chiefs has authority over traditional laws and customs, and chiefs have a great deal of influence in the community and government.

The ancient empire of Ghana was located in the western Sudan, at least 500...
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