Papua New Guinea: Witch burnings in Papua New Guinea

Witch burning, torture and sorcery are still common, where primitive beliefs and a local form of voodoo endure amid a gold boom, in a place where tribesman might have mobile phones, but still believe in black magic, called ‘sanguma’

According to a report by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, progress in New Guinea has actually brought an explosion in witch hunts, as a sinister culture has taken hold among dirt poor villagers living amid a resources plunder by mining companies.

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