12 Cults And Secret Societies Of Africa

Written by Julia Austin



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.

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