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Jun 14, 2015 08:55 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Human traffickers are using belief in magic to force women into prostitution. Continue reading →
May 28, 2015 12:43 PM ET
In the middle of Johannesburg, South Africa, the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere has a reputation as hotbed of crime, drugs and prostitution. But things weren't always this way.
Apr 10, 2015 09:16 AM ET
People with albinism in Tanzania and other parts of Africa are seen as supernatural beings, magical creatures whose bodies bring good luck. Unfortunately, they're hunted because of these perceptions.
Mar 22, 2015 11:43 AM ET // AFP
Ebola struck the wife of a recovered Sierra Leone man as the country was poised to declare itself Ebola free. Continue reading →
Mar 17, 2015 09:30 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa.
Mar 2, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
An albino toddler was abducted and butchered for his body parts in Africa for use in magic spells, possibly on behalf of politicians. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
An innovative British effort to stem sex trafficking in Africa uses belief in magic and witchcraft to help victims. Continue reading →
Dec 19, 2014 09:50 AM ET // Discovery News
Dr. Victor Willoughby, who contracted the disease on Saturday, was the 11th doctor in his country to die from the deadly disease.
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