African rituals are conducted in different circumstances, and to mark different events. Over time, some of these rituals have been considered dangerous because of the harm- physical and mental- it inflicts on the participants during the process and throughout their lives.
Practices such as Female genital mutilation, virginity testing and wife inheritance are just some of the dangerous and harmful customs still undertaken today.
Focus on such harmful practices has made it seem like Africa does not have rituals that promote positive living.
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Scroll through to learn about the positive rituals practised across the continent today.