By Sam Mbah, I. E. Igariwey
The 1st publication at the subject. Covers anarchistic components in conventional African societies, African communalism, “African socialism,” and the after-effects of colonialism.
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The Niger and Benue Rivers meander through this region, meeting at the Niger–Benue confluence at the town of Lokoja. The final geographical zone is situated in the North. Here is short grass savanna and marginal savanna. This region is part of the sahel, a grassy edge of the Sahara Desert that stretches across most West African countries. In terms of Nigeria’s climate, there are two major seasons: wet and dry. The wet season lasts from about May to October, particularly in the South. In the North, the wet season is much shorter, lasting from about July to September.
The law does allow for abortion if necessary to save the mother’s life. Nigeria’s criminal code, however, only applies to those southern states that have not implemented aspects of Shari’a. Under Islamic law, abortions are punishable by death. ” The majority of abortions performed in Nigeria are conducted under unsafe and unsanitary conditions. People calling for legalized abortion in Nigeria make the argument that due to delivery complications, 704 out of 100,000 live births result in the death of the mother.
Yoruba mothers of an abiku may join Egbe Ogba, which is a cult designed to conciliate the spirit through a ceremony. These members fashion iron rattles for the children to wear around their ankles. Upon the death of the child, a mother may shave a spot on its head or cut a notch in its ear as a future identifier should the child return. –1789). The alaafin (king) of the Yoruba Oyo Empire between 1770 and 1789. He was the first alaafin to rule after defeat- ABORTION • 5 ing Dahomey (in present-day Benin).
African Anarchism: The History of a Movement by Sam Mbah, I. E. Igariwey