The culture history of the Central African Republic

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Central Africa witchcraft cops fight sorcery boom
By Lucy Jones, Reuters, Monday 26 August 2002. Hundreds of men, women and children are charged every year with practising witchcraft and police say the numbers are shooting up. Doctors believe that many deaths attributed to sorcery should actually be blamed on AIDS. The bulging witchcraft case files may be due to people making accusations through jealousy or to eliminate rivals.