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Ivory Coast tackles ritual child killings

Police in Ivory Coast have set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual child killings.

At least 20 children have been kidnapped and killed across the country in recent weeks and most of the bodies have shown signs of mutilation.

Extra police and soldiers have been deployed to patrol known danger spots in the city of Abidjan, including areas around schools.

The BBC's Tamasin Ford sent us this report from Abidjan.

  • 30 Jan 2015
  • From the section Africa