Africa’s most prominent secret cults: Africa has a long history of cults and secret societies that have allegedly played a hand in the continent’s economics, politics and law enforcement. The Internet has shone light on many secret societies, rendering them not so secret. Here’s a little light on 10 cults and secret societies of Africa.
Poro: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Ivory Coast
Poro, aka Purrah or Purroh, is a secret society for men and within it there are sub-groups that denote a member’s level in society. Becoming a member can involve circumcision. The group has a lot of power in politics in Liberia, and some believe one cannot even hold political office in the country unless he is part of Poro.