Last updated: 10 june, 2010 - 18:49 GMT

Papa Voodoo

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Benin is known as the home of voodoo, and with January 10th set aside as a Voodoo Day, an official public holiday, the religion is integral to life in the country.

Although Benin's national team, The Squirrels, will not be taking part in the World Cup later this month after failing to qualify, voodoo is big in African football.

There have been riots at international matches on the continent when Voodoo charms have been found on the pitch.

The BBC's Joseph Warungu met voodoo priest, Eugene Koumagnon or "Papa Voodoo" in Benin's capital Cotonou.

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