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The head of a Ghanaian king executed by Dutch colonists in the 1830s is to be returned to its homeland for burial. Badu Bonsu II, leader of the Ashanti tribe, is believed to have been decapitated in retaliation for the killing of two Dutch emissaries. ... Ghana had said the king would not be at rest if the head remained where it was.


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The head of an aboriginal warrior who died resisting the British colonisation of Western Australia has been laid to rest near the city of Perth. Yagan was killed by a settler in 1833 and his severed head sent to England where it was displayed in a museum.


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