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Nepal: Nepal jails mob for burning suspected ‘witch’ alive

A court in Nepal has jailed 8 members of a mob who burned alive a 40-year-old woman after accusing her of casting black magic spells in a remote southern village. Read more here 

South Sudan: Western Equatoria Residents Urged To Avoid Witchcraft

The Congregation of Asanza Chapel In Western Equatoria State gathered to celebrate the New Year with the Pastor, Steven Edward urging the residents to thank God for his everlasting love. Full story here

India: Witchcraft suspicion: two killed, one injured in attack

Two persons were killed and another is battling for her life in an attack believed to have taken place over suspicion of practice of witchcraft in Sundargarh district. Full story here

Malawi: Man kills granny on witchcraft claims

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in Bvumbwe, Thyolo on suspicion that he killed his 89-year-old grandmother who he accused of practising witchcraft, the police have confirmed. Full story here

Zimbabwe: MDC-T ‘witchcraft’ senator Femai freed

MDC-T senator for Chikomo Morgan Femai, who was arrested last Friday on allegations he threatened his wife with murder and witchcraft, has been freed after a withdrawal of charges. Read story 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

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.

UK: Possession, Jinn and Britain’s backstreet exorcists

UK health and social workers and those in the criminal justice system are increasingly having to understand belief in spiritual possession among ethnic minorities, with new research highlighting a particular issue with some sections of the British Asian community blaming mental health problems on the supernatural. See BBC report here