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Sierra Leone's secret societies

AFP

Published : Aug 9, 2019, 6:39 pm IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2019, 8:45 pm IST
A traditional healer holds a bottle filled with spiritual wine to show gratitude to the gods during a Poro ritual. (Photo: AFP)
A traditional healer holds a bottle filled with spiritual wine to show gratitude to the gods during a Poro ritual. (Photo: AFP)
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Yealie Kabba, a Bondo society member in Waterloo, wears a red hat with a mirror called a kashak and holds a red bottle filled with spiritual wine, used for purification.(Photo: AFP)
Yealie Kabba, a Bondo society member in Waterloo, wears a red hat with a mirror called a kashak and holds a red bottle filled with spiritual wine, used for purification.(Photo: AFP)
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Alie Koroma of the Poro secret society in Matru stands guard at a forest site where initiation ceremonies are taking place. (Photo: AFP)
Alie Koroma of the Poro secret society in Matru stands guard at a forest site where initiation ceremonies are taking place. (Photo: AFP)
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A growing international campaign seeks to stamp out female genital mutilation (FGM) -- this sign is in Katabok village, northeastern Uganda. (Photo: AFP)
A growing international campaign seeks to stamp out female genital mutilation (FGM) -- this sign is in Katabok village, northeastern Uganda. (Photo: AFP)
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Young girls in white face paint take part in a procession to start their initiation into the Bondo secret society, alongside a figure called the Black Devil. (Photo: AFP)
Young girls in white face paint take part in a procession to start their initiation into the Bondo secret society, alongside a figure called the Black Devil. (Photo: AFP)
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Tags: Sierra Leone, Tribal Rituals