Witchcraft

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 28th, 2012
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By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong Veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene, of BBC fame, disclosure that out of 45 Ghanaian medical students surveyed 41 believe witchcraft is responsible for existential problems; once again, reveal the immense obstacles entangling the Ghanaian development process. Here the m...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
May 15th, 2012
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Bujumbura – Villagers in northeast Burundi hacked to death a woman accused of witchcraft and five members of her family, including a baby and two other children, local authorities said on Sunday. On Saturday “a group of people attacked the home of an old woman called Marthe Kabatesi in th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Mar 1st, 2012
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A couple have been found guilty of murdering a teenager they had accused of using witchcraft. Eric Bikubi, 28, and Magalie Bamu, aged 29, from Newham, east London, had denied killing Bamu’s 15-year-old brother Kristy. Kristy drowned in a bath on Christmas Day in 2010, during torture to produce ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 8th, 2011
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  “A sin is an evil which has its ground or origin in the agent, and not in the compulsion of circumstances.” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet and philosopher By Kofi Akosah-Sarpong The eerie image of a one-month-old baby called Mercy accused of being a witch and afterward abandoned to die in ...
By benim
In News
May 5th, 2011
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Hundreds of children in Nigeria are being subjected to horrific violence after being accused of withcraft, according to a report by a children’s rights charity. Children as young as two have been burnt, poisoned, buried alive or chained up for weeks after being accused of being witches, accordi...
By benim
In Abuse
Oct 30th, 2010
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This Halloween many of our American children will dress up as witches. And we’ll hear their laughter and see their smiles as they joyfully go door-to-door trick-or-treating. But not all of our children will. Due to homophobic bullying some of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (L...
By benim
In Article
Oct 29th, 2010
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A journalist explores the plight of forgotten Ghanaian women labeled as witches. Some women at the witch camp tend to lose track of time, having been there for decades. The Halloween season abounds with witches and goblins and ghosts. While many children and adults put on costumes and pretend to be w...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Oct 22nd, 2010
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Malawi, a largely agricultural country, is making efforts to overcome decades of underdevelopment and the more recent impact of a growing HIV-Aids problem. For the first 30 years of independence it was run by the authoritarian and quixotic President Hastings Kamuzu Banda, but democratic institutions ...