Ethiopia’s Omo Valley | Africa’s Last Frontier, National Geographic Magazine: Brutal Donga Stick Fighting

Men are often injured in this brutal stick fight called the “Donga.” Bleeding from a gash on his head, a Suri boy locks eyes on his opponent during a stick fight near the village of Tulgit. Called sagine, traditional pole battles are often held between the men of rival villages or clans at the end of the harvest season; they can include dozens of combatants and huge crowds of spectators in the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia.

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