Cultural Practices

Savika – The Extremely Dangerous Traditional Bull Wrestling Culture in Madagascar

In the island country of Madagascar, there exists an incredible and little-known form of bullfighting called 'Savika'.

Mafi Dove – The Ghanaian Village Where Childbirth Is A Taboo

In Ghana’s Mafi-Dove community in Central Tongu district of the Volta Region, located along the Accra-Aflao road, it's a taboo for a woman to give birth in the community.

Bijago Tribe: The Matriarchal Society in Guinea Bissau Where Women Propose to the Men

On the islands of Bijago archipelago off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, there is a matriarchal society where women in the tribe manage the household, the economy, law, as well as initiating courtship. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, The Bijago archipelago...

“The Time When Everything Divided”; The Creation Story of The Kaluli Tribe

All cultures and religions have their creation stories. One creation story is of the Kaluli people who believe everything in the world was created to solve the problems of cold and hunger. The Kaluli are a clan of indigenous people...

Sudan Bans Female Genital Mutilation, Imposes 3-year Jail Sentence for Offenders

Sudan has criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM) and imposed a three-year prison sentence for offenders, according to a newly amended law. The amendment to the criminal law was approved on 22 April, the Reuters news agency reports. Sudan is one of...

Mwaka Kogwa, the Tanzanian Festival where Men Fight to Settle Grudges of the Previous Year

Mwaka Kogwa is a four-day festival held in Makunduchi, usually in late July. It is a celebration of the New Year and some of the events include huge bonfires and mock fights. The festival has its origins in Zoroastrian religion...

Kusasa Fumbi: The Sexual Rite Of Passage Practiced in Parts of Africa

Kusasa Fumbi “Sexual cleansing” is a common practice in several African countries where a woman is expected to have sex after her first period, after becoming widowed, or after an abortion, as a cleansing ritual. For young girls Kusasa Fumbi...

Nuba Wrestling: A Look into Sudan’s Nuba People and their Traditional Wrestling Culture

The Nuba people have been wrestling for centuries and like other forms of Wrestling in Africa, the purpose of Nuba wrestling is to build group identity and display the prowess of the group's young men. The Nuba peoples are various...

Bizarre: The Ghanaian Village Where Childbirth Is Prohibited

None of the about 5000 inhabitants of Mafi Dove, a village in southern Ghana, was born there. The village is considered to be a holy land and consequently has a myriad of customs and traditions that have been upheld...

Papua New Guinea: Sambian Boys Initiation Involves Drinking Men’s Semen

The Sambian people of Papua New Guinea practice one of the most bizarre cultures known to westernisation. A cultural anthropologist, Gilbert Herdt, has described their ritual act of initiation as “ritualised homosexuality.” The Sambia people are a tribe of mountain-dwelling,...

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