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    Thousands of Ghanaians from the central Oguaa region gathered in Cape Coast on Saturday (6 September) to mark the climax of the region's traditional Fetu Afahye festival of thanksgiving with a colourful durbar.

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    Thousands of Ghanaians from the central Oguaa region gathered in Cape Coast on Saturday (6 September) to mark the climax of the region's traditional Fetu Afahye festival of thanksgiving with a colourful durbar.

    Hundreds of people in traditional dress marched through the streets of the port, accompanied by tribal dancers and drummers. The parade was headed by members of the seven Asafo companies ... traditional groups of the Oguaa people ... and joined by members of an American Asafo group.

    The highlight of the durbar festivities was the installation of the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Shirley Temple Black, as "Abontsendomhen" (honorary Deputy Paramount Chief) of the Oguaa Traditional area. Mrs. Temple Black accepted the honour as further evidence of the warm relationship between her country and Ghana.

    Since its revival eleven years ago, the Fetu Afahye festival has become more than a celebration of thanksgiving for the year's produce. It provides an opportunity for separated kinsmen to meet and pay homage to dead relatives.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GBA2ZGLA6M61B25LDJ7TQSO3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GBA2ZGLA6M61B25LDJ7TQSO3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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