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Witchcraft and Ritualistic Albino Killings In Africa : Who’s Responsible?

Sunday, April 24, 2016
By Paranormal News
The superstition that the body parts of albinos can transmit magical powers to people is a belief in areas of southern Africa, found most notably around the African Great Lakes region. The belief itself is said to have been promulgated by witchdoctors who are revered and respected by society. They request and then use the parts of albinos as ingredients in certain rituals and potions which are said to bring both wealth and cure disease. As a result, individuals with albinism have been persecuted, dismembered, and killed. Despite the fact that this is the bought and sold vague explanation for what is taking place, a big question remains unanswered: where did this idea even come from? Furthermore, if the body parts themselves can retrieve upwards of $75,000 and Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world with its citizens often living on less than a dollar a day…who’s paying?
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4/11/2016   Reads: 173   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk

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A Nigerian man who told authorities he had been the victim of witchcraft in his home country has lost his bid to stay in Australia.

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3/27/2016   Reads: 103   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

A Tripura State Rifle (TSR) Jawan identified as Sanjit Debbarma allegedly gunned down a 54 year-old man with claims that the man was practising witchcraft.

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About 30 villagers have turned themselves in to the police.

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For those who think witch-hunts are a thing of the past in India, here is the stark reality.Witchcraft was the motive cited for as many as 127 murders committed between 2012 and 2014 in Jharkhand alone.

3/17/2016   Reads: 139   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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GENEVA: "Witchcraft" and mysterious occult beliefs have been blamed for the surge in attacks targeting albinos in Africa over the last decade, but a UN expert said those theories leave a lot unexplained.

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Police said the victims were found in possession of human bones and the mob 'took it upon themselves to burn them with petrol' in Nsanje, the southernmost district of Malawi.

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The number of incidents of child sacrifice in Uganda -- where witch doctors abduct children to use their body parts in potions or rituals -- has increased.

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