Sunday , February 26 2017

African Female Circumcision Ritual

The video above shows an African girl in Togo undergoing female circumcision. The ritual is done early in the morning while it is still dark. The girl lies on a mat. Women restrain her with one sitting on her chest. Her legs are opened wide. Her pubic hair is shaved …

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African Circumcision Ritual

The video above shows a man undergoing traditional African circumcision. The operation is performed while standing so that he can prove his courage. He is also required to look up and continue standing after the operation despite the pain.

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Albinism in Africa Documentary

Africa has the highest rate of albinism in the world. In Europe and most Western countries there is an albino in 1 of every 20,000 children born. In sub-Saharan Africa the ratio is 1 in every 5,000. The highest rates of albinism are found in East Africa. Tanzania has the …

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Africa’s Witch Children

In West and Central Africa there is a belief that children can be born witches. If misfortune comes upon a family it might be blamed on the latest addition. The latest addition is usually a new born. The family might take the new born to a witch doctor for cleansing. …

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Mursi Tribe Documentary

The Mursi are a pastoral tribe in Ethiopia. They still practice many primitive rituals and customs. They are one of the tribes in Africa who have maintained their culture. The documentary shows this culture including their famous lip plate.

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