witch doctor

Possessed: Modern Day Exorcisms

The Exorcist Trying to Heal South Africa’s Satanic Murderer

VICE heads to Cape Town to meet Cecil Begbie, a Methodist priest and exorcist, who believes he can expel demons from a murderer who claims he was possessed when he carried out the crime.
VICE Staff
10.7.16
Stuff

Here’s What's Causing Outbreaks of Mass Hysteria in Schools

Behind the mysterious incidents of spirit sightings, mass fainting, and strange tics happening in schools across the globe.
Hannah Ewens
4.21.16
Photo

Black Magic and Chicken Blood: Photos of My Week with Sierra Leone's Witch Doctors

A gallery of photographer Olivia Acland's latest work from Sierra Leone where she visited doctors that use a combination of black magic and herbal medicines to cure the sick.
Olivia Acland
3.14.16
Film

[Music Video] This CGI Circle Pit Puts Real-Life Moshing to Shame

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Beckett Mufson
9.29.15
albino

Albino Murders in Tanzania (Excerpt from ‘VICE News Meets Josephat Torner’)

In this excerpt from ‘VICE News meets Joseph Torner,’ the Tanzanian activist talks about the witchdoctor-motivated albino killings and reveals there are instances where family members have facilitated these murders.
VICE News
2.27.15
VICE News

Albino Activism in Tanzania: VICE News Meets Josephat Torner

VICE News traveled to Tanzania to meet with Josephat Torner, an albino activist who has dedicated his life to raising awareness and acceptance towards albinos in his country.
VICE News
2.17.15
africa

Fueled by Superstition, People Are Violently Attacking Albinos in Tanzania

Africans with albinism can suffer alienating social stigma in their communities and, in some regions, a near-constant threat of violence.
Samuel Oakford
8.27.14
war and conflict

Militias In the Central African Republic Are Using Black Magic to Protect Them From Rockets

A witch doctor told VICE News that his magical necklaces work just fine, as long as you avoid touching women while they’re on their period.
Johnny Miller
3.25.14
News

The Fight to Stop Tanzania's Witch Doctors Butchering Albino People

In Tanzania, traditional healers and witch doctors have long considered the body parts of people with albinism as being essential to their magical recipes. These practitioners of muti—or "medicine murder"—believe that their recipes heal the sick and...
Leke Sanusi
2.25.13
occult

Dr. Kobus Jonker: God’s Detective

In South Africa, they are balls deep in sangomas, or healers. For the most part these sangomas are legit herbalists. There are however a number of bad sangomas, known as baloyi, which are more like dark wizards.
Henk Lustig, Photos: Kevin Goss-Ross
4.2.10