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Uganda: Miss Uganda-UK in anti-child sacrifice drive

The Miss Uganda – UK chapter, Gladys Kyatungire, has asked the youth in Gulu District to boost vigilance and act like spiritual soldiers to fight child sacrifice which is “tearing the community apart”. Full story here

South Africa: Witch doctor arrested in rhino plot

Durban – In what is being hailed as a landmark case, a Zululand traditional healer has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a crime after he allegedly gave muti to a suspected rhino poacher to help him evade arrest. see more here

India: Women facing atrocities as ‘witch’ still prevalent in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: It appears that the government machinery has no ways and means to curb incidents where women are killed, tortured or ostracized after a section of villagers brand them as “witches”. These incidents are unabated in the tribal districts of the state including -Rajsamand, Dungarpur, Udaipur, Pratapgarh and Sirohi. Full coverage here

Ghana: Witch Hunt in Ghana

A 48 year old woman, Fusa, is currently languishing in a ‘witch camp’ in Kukuo in Northern Ghana. If she is not relocated and rehabilitated soon, Fusa, like other many victims of witchcraft accusation will spend the rest of her life in this remote village. See full report here 

India: 12 held for branding woman a witch

Police in Rajasthan rounded up a dozen people Monday for attempting to set ablaze a 40-year woman after branding her as a witch, police said. Full news report here 

Zambia: Another ritual Killing? Police trap two juvenile murderers of taxi driver

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Egypt: Thieves resort to human sacrifice at Egyptian tomb

Thieves seeking buried treasure in the Osim region near the city of Giza of Egypt near Osim beheaded a child with the help of a witch. See article here

UK – Church minister warns witchcraft is thriving – in WALES

A church minister has revealed witchcraft is very much alive and well in his Welsh rural parishes as he warns against becoming involved in the occult. More here

21.11.12 – Angolan Church frets over ‘chronic’ witchcraft problem

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South Africa: Police to Establish Task Teams to Investigate Occult Crimes

EASTERN Cape police have appointed three detectives to specialise in occult-related crime as part of a national drive by the SAPS to crack down on muti murders and other crimes that may occur during the practising of satanism, witchcraft and even vampirism. See here for more information.