Ghana’s Historic Mosques: Maluwe

Maluwe is a small village in northwestern Ghana that has one of the nation’s remaining six mud mosques. Its mosque may be the youngest with oral tradition placing its construction in the 1940s. The building’s structure has been modified significantly in recent decades.

Ghana’s Historic Mosques: Bole

The historic mosque of Bole, Ghana is an early 20th century mud building in the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. It features two short towers along with the classic buttresses and exterior wood scaffolding design. Only five other mosques like it are still in use in northern Ghana.

Ghana’s Historic Mosques: Nakore

Nakore has the only remaining Sudano-Sahelian style mud mosque in Ghana’s Upper West Region. It is well maintained by the local community and can be visited just outside of Wa for a fee of 10 cedis.

Rock Paintings on the Gambaga Escarpment (Tusugu, Gingana and Kpatritinga)

Learn about the incredible ancient rock paintings found along the cliffs of northern Ghana’s Gambaga Escarpment. In addition to the Tusugu (Tusik) and Gingana sites, a new site at Kpatritinga (near Sakogu) has been documented by William Haun.

Gambaga’s Bird (Muscicapa Gambagae)

My recent research into Dr. Rudolf Fisch’s 1910 trek through Mamprugu led me to another European visitor’s journals about a visit to Gambaga, Gold Coast (Ghana) in 1901. Lieutenant Boyd Alexander was a British Army Officer who was… Read More

Mamprusi in the Basel Mission Archives

William discusses some rare, century-old images of Mamprugu taken by Basel Mission doctor Rudolf Fisch on his 1910 excursion into the “Hinterland” of Gold Coast. The images capture scenes and cultural expressions that are no longer found in Ghana’s Northern Region.