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Senegal split over legalizing traditional medicine

Politicians aim to ease the burden on hospitals, but medical doctors protest against allowing witchcraft.

Senegal’s government is considering legalising witchcraft as a traditional medicine.

Politicians say the move will ease the burden on already overcrowded hospitals.

But doctors say the move is irresponsible and dangerous.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.