marabouts and feticheurs, - the soothsayers and witchdoctors of the Ivory Coast, who are being increasingly consulted by election candidates. One said that he didn't believe it himself, but had been obliged to sacrifice five sheep last week to please influential supporters.
a bad day for:
The Princess of Wales, whose picture appeared in a condom advert in Norway with the message: "It's hard to see on the outside whether someone has had casual sex with casual partners. It happens in the best of families." The Palace was reported to be furious.