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Togo purges its violent past with voodoo ceremonies
The voodoo follower stood bare-chested with beads around his neck in the centre of the public square in Bè, a working class district of Togo's capital, Lome. A dozen priests surrounded him as he made incantations, threw soil and water, and gave an offering to the gods. In the silence, a ram and a cockerel were burnt alive. "It's over, human blood must not flow again on the land of our ancestors after the purification…
by AFP
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