Moncrieff - Around the World

Around the World in Numbers & podcast from today’s Moncreiff

75 children with albinism have been murdered in the Lake Region of Tanzania since 2000. The latest victim is a one-year-old boy who was abducted by an arm gang. Witch doctors use body parts of victims to cast spells. A U.S. survey by the Pew Research Centre in 2010 found that although most people in Tanzania are Christian or Muslim, 60% believed certain people could cast spells and curses.

New Zealand are set to spend over $25million are two referenda to decide if they want to change their flag.

Shares in Unidis, Korea’s leading condom maker were up 26% last week. The rise in the share price comes hot on the heels of a decision by the Supreme Court in South Korea that reverses a 1953 law that criminalised adultery.

The AKP party has 312 representatives in the Turkish parliament. In the upcoming elections it is hoping to gain 367. Were it to achieve that number, it would have a super majority which would allow it to change the constitution. Last week a Domestic Security Bill was introduced to parliament. The bill includes measures to sentence people to five years in prison for covering their faces at protests.

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