penis theft

Cockfighting, Congo-Style

Earlier this week, news reports out of the Congo carried stories that should make any enterprising marketers of male enhancement products sit up and take notice:

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Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital
By Joe Bavier

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.
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...um...what?!?

While Kinshasa's police chief Jean-Dieudonne Oleko was tempted to say that it was all just one big joke, others claimed that it was all to real:

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Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny," said 29-year-old Alain Kalala
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I imagine that the market for Extenz or Viagra would make a killing over there, especially if sold with the cooperation of local tribal leaders or "public service" sorcerers, if there is any such thing...