Benin offers voodoo prayers for AFCON success

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A special voodoo fetish ceremony is held in Cotonou to encourage Benin’s Africa Cup of Nations team after they reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their history © AFP / Prosper DAGNITCHE COTONOU, Benin, Jul 9 – The sound of drum beats, hand claps and women singing fills the air at a shrine in Cotonou in the West African nation of Benin, homeland of voodoo. But these days the ceremonies are a little bit different, as people pray for the country’s football team to make further historic progress at the Africa Cup of...