Yes. I taught in the Peace Corps in a West African nation (Liberia) for 2 years. In Peace Corps training (which was excellent), we were told that it was known that when a foreign dignitary was slated to come to visit that nation, a child would sometimes become "missing". Or, if the Liberian President was due to travel into the hinterland, a child might likewise become "missing"*.
Also, boys would be taken into the bush when their maturity approached, for "bush school" (no reference to American politics intended). There they were circumcised and taught the traditions of the reigning folklore. We were told that some of them didn't return. Girls likewise attended their own school where they were given female circumcision and I don't know what else. Boys experienced hetero- sex at an early age and there was almost no homosexuality.
When I went there with Liberia I, There was 120 miles of paved road in the country the size of Ohio. The pavement stopped at the President's up-country home. I would periodically ride an open lorry into Monrovia for R and R. When I arrived I would be covered with a layer of red dust, caked into mud by the moisture of my sweat.https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...0.0...1.1.9.img
* Missing child - Point - So how is that different than what is going on in the Western world?