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Double blessing or trouble? Here’s how African communities handle twins

November 09, 2018 at 08:00 am | Culture

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

November 09, 2018 at 08:00 am | Culture

Female ere ibeji twin figure pair Photo: Wiki CC

In Africa, twins have always had mixed fates. In some communities, they are considered a connection to the spirit world and at worst a bad omen. In other communities, they are loved for they show a sign or prosperity or blessing.

But in almost all these communities, there are rituals and customs that must be conducted when the twins are born, and in some cases, at different stages of their lives.

Scroll through to find out more about how different African communities perceive and treat twins. 

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