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Tribal Fealty When the D.C. Board of Education tried to shut down the Kwame Nkrumah International Public Charter School last week, the board also put a kink in the plans for its teacher-exchange program with the Kingdom of Oshie, located in the Republic of Cameroon. According to D.C. Board of Education Subcommittee on Charter Schools Chair Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Kwame Nkrumah officials made a $3,000 cash payment to consultant Stanley Njekam to set up the program in August. But when committee members asked for receipts to document expenses, school organizers said they had none, says Vidal Kinlow, who adds that payments to Njekam totaled $6,500. In the end, school officials managed to turn over some receipts, says David Hill, an attorney working for the school pro bono. Hill says Njekam used the funds to meet with “particular tribal leaders” and make arrangements for the exchange program. “I’m no expert with the African culture, so I don’t know how this works,” says Hill. “It’s sort of an intricate mating dance people have to go through to get that set up.”