The Ciwara to magnify the work and courage
Secret societies practiced initiation whose teachings are protected by prohibitions, as they are peaceful, taking a role of social cohesion, while they aim to settle personal scores or to satisfy the thirst for power of some.
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Segou, Mali's cultural city, with 501,447 inhabitants, a heterogeneous population composed of Bamanan, Fulani, Bozo, Soninke, Somonos and Dogon. Its history is littered with twitching, sometimes bloody.
The balanzan or Balazan, Acacia albida, holds a special place in the legend of the great kingdom of Bambara.