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The hole is made by piecing with a hot poker. If you can see the "finishing" on the holes, you may have an important clue. After beads are made like this, there is a flashing around the hole that has to be ground off. Here is a picture of some beads of mine that were made this way.
I also have beads that look like yours, with a more granular surface, and they appear to have been made with a light colored core material, covered with a very stinky, plastic-smelling (styrene actually) coating that also adds to the irregular appearance (second photo).
My best estimate is that these are fairly new, hand- made "ethnic style" beads from Africa.