Africa: A Bewitching Economy – Witchcraft and Human Trafficking

via allAfrica.com: Africa: A Bewitching Economy – Witchcraft and Human Trafficking.

In parts of Africa, witchcraft is becoming increasingly linked to a modern form of slavery: human trafficking.

Through ritual “oaths of protection”, witchcraft provides a convenient way to traffic and mentally dominate victims, who are easily silenced with the threat that any disobedience will be punished by the spiritual world. This has left the phenomenon hard to detect.

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