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Leo Enahoro Otoide

riddled with, among others, organised crime, endemic corruption, high unemployment, and insecurity. This socio-economic character of Nigerian society provides fertile ground for horrible crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, ritual killings, human and drug trafficking, etc., which flourish untamed

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Marisha Ramdeen

elections in 2018. As part of its voter education tour, Swaziland’s Elections and Boundaries Commission ( EBC ) called for an end to ritual killings around voting time. The EBC was concerned about reports of people mysteriously disappearing across Swaziland as there had been evidence of ritual murders in

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Samson Folarin

the crime rate of the state is on the high side, because the vultures always gather where there is food. 2 The Crime Many crimes are being perpetrated in Lagos every day: burglary; rape/sexual violence; extortion; fraud; piracy; riots; civil unrest; bribery; murder and ritual killings; robbery

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Franzisca Zanker

community policing and election security. Sporadic violent incidents including armed robberies, land disputes, mob violence and presumed ritual killings occurred during the year, and the Liberia National Police ( LNP ) was not always able to respond due to limited staff and equipment, especially in rural

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Volker Weyel

human sacrifice . Atiku pointed out that ritual killings and human sacrifice practices were on the rise, with mainly children being the victims: “Since 2009 about 219 cases of ritual murders have been reported from different parts of the country.” Widespread dissatisfaction among youth and townspeople

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Ayodele Atsenuwa

in ritual killings. Rumours circulated that penis thieves were on the prowl and were thought to collect male organs for obscure ritual purposes. The military governments opted to deflect blame towards certain categories of criminals, especially armed robbers, a criminal phenomenon which though had

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Mulumebet Zenebe

plays a major role in organizing people’s lives, stating that sex is the way to heaven is total subversion. Furthermore, it is believed that engaging with sexual matters places people outside the boundaries of morality, making them unstable. While the norm strictly endorses religious rules and rituals

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Jesper Bjarnesen

: Routledge . Hall Stuart , and Tony Jefferson . 1976 . Resistance through Rituals. Youth Subcultures in Post-War Britain . London : Hutchinson . Johnson-Hanks Jennifer . 2002 . “ On the Limits of Life Stages in Ethnography: Toward a Theory of Vital Conjunctures ”. American Anthropologist 104 ( 3

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Henni Alava

oriented scholarship has sought to unpack the state-centricity of much analysis on religion and politics in Africa, expanding analysis beyond the ‘formal political sphere’. For instance, scholars have analysed the subversive nature of religious ritual and language in itself ( Comaroff and Comaroff 1991

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Abdoulaye Sounaye

conducted and observations made from 2013 to 2015. Salafism is defined here as a practice that models religiosity along the lines of Muhammad and the pious ancestors ( Salaf ) ( Thurston 2016; Lauzière 2015; Sounaye 2015; Marks 2013; Pall 2013; Østebø 2011; Meijer 2009 ), and emphasizes a ritual purity that