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Mother hires witch doctor to hex Brooklyn prosecutors (United States)

New York Post, Michel Maddux, September 22, 2011

Maria Alleyne, charged along with her son in a drug-ring conspiracy, hired a witch doctor to hex prosecutors, feds say.

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God, save us from these inhumane treatments, say Widows (Nigeria)

Idowu Adelusi, Sunday Tribune, 18 September

Now, my new name is rejection; I am no longer wanted. People who  heard my  story  are running away from me, calling me  a witch who had killed her husbands. Continue reading

5 Pastors To Die In Kumasi (Ghana)

Daily Guide, 14 September 2011

FRESH reports on the supposed West African Witches Conference to be held at Bantama in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, on Friday October 28, 2011 at 12 midnight, indicate that five well-known pastors would be pronounced dead not long after the meeting.  Continue reading

Witch tax hits Romanian witches and fortune tellers

Alison Mutler, Associated Press, January 7, 2011

Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time hurled poisonous mandrake into the Danube River on Thursday to cast spells on the president and government.

Romania’s newest taxpayers also included fortune tellers — but they probably should have seen it coming. Continue reading

Ghana aims to abolish witches’ camps

Clair MacDougall, Christian Science Monitor, September 15, 2011

Ghanaian leaders and civil society groups met in the nation’s capital, Accra earlier this week to develop a plan to abolish the witches’ camps in the northern region, where over a thousand women and children who have been accused of sorcery are currently living in exile. Continue reading

A cinematic spotlight on albinism (Tanzania)

Next, Tolulope Odeyemi, September 17, 2011

“Today I am here, I don’t know where I will be tomorrow. Maybe I will have been cut down for rituals, I just don’t know.” These were the words of Manyasi, an albino in Tanzania in the 58-minute documentary, ‘White & Black: Crimes of Color’, screened recently at the Life House, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The film is part of the campaign against the kidnap and murder of people living with albinism in Tanzania. Through its vivid display of severed body parts of albinos, ‘Black & White’ reveals the deep cruelty that exists in the hearts of men who allow fetish practices to lead them astray into evil.

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Indian state mulls ban on black magic, witchcraft

Phil Hazlewood, Agence France-Presse, MUMBAI 

Chanting to cure snakebites, claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex, and charging for miracles could soon be banned by an Indian state seeking to stop charlatans preying on the vulnerable. Continue reading