• Rise in Nigerian s*x slavery in Italy fuelled by violence and “juju” magic

    Rise in Nigerian s*x slavery in Italy fuelled by violence and “juju” magic

    When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her – or risk lethal repercussions for family members back home.

    Before her journey through Niger to Libya, a spiritual priest practicing a form of black magic known in Nigeria as “juju” had forced her to swear an oath of obedience to her trafficker.

    The threat of a “curse” if she broke her oath and the […]