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Meet the deer hunters of Ghana

News24
09 Nov 2018, 03:37 GMT+10

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The Aboakyer festival takes place annually in May in the Ghanaian town of Winneba. The traditional hunt sees a group of Ghanaian hunters sacrifice a deer in celebration of the migration of the local people from Timbuktu hundreds of years ago.

Okay, so they're not necessarily sacrificing a deer, but rather an animal that's a type of African bushbuck.

The ritual initially involved a human sacrifice that was offered up to the deity of the town before being replaced by a live buck.

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