witchcraft

 
The mystical everyday
The mystical everyday
There are two ways to get to Hammanskraal if I am travelling in the evening. I could use what I have endearingly come to know as die ou pad or I...
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
In the last decade, close to 200 killings and more than 500 attacks on people with albinism have been reported in 27 sub-Saharan African countries....
What's behind children being cast as witches in Nigeria
What's behind children being cast as witches in Nigeria
The rescue of a two-year-old Nigerian child has attracted extensive social and...
'Bad' children condemned as witches
'Bad' children condemned as witches
Bedwetting, disagreeing with parents or being left-handed are considered relatively normal features for many children, but in some African countries,...
Two more suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania
Two more suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania
Two Tanzanian women were killed by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police said Friday, in the latest...
Seven accused of witchcraft burned alive in Tanzania
Seven accused of witchcraft burned alive in Tanzania
Attackers in Tanzania burned alive seven people they accused of witchcraft, police said Friday, who have arrested 23 people for murder in the latest...
Presidency rejects claims of Zuma's apartheid witchcraft
Presidency rejects claims of Zuma's apartheid witchcraft
The Daily Sun newspaper reported on Friday that Zuma had told supporters in KwaNyamazane, Mpumalanga, that he used witchcraft to bewitch the Boers...
By the gods, what now?
By the gods, what now?
So our beloved president has gone and appealed to the ancestors to help clear the road for him to retain his presidency of the ANC and secure another...
Albinos' lonely call for recognition
Albinos' lonely call for recognition
'South Africans are as deaf as the ground," said Nomasonto Grace Mazibuko, the executive director of the Albinism Society of Southern Africa. "Even...
Suffer the little children
Suffer the little children
The doors to the conference centre in Calabar, Nigeria, burst open and more than 150 Christian zealots pour into the venue where Leo Igwe, along with...
Tanzania witchcraft protest turns violent, four killed
Tanzania witchcraft protest turns violent, four killed
Four people were killed in south Tanzania in clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators angry at a spate of reported witchcraft...
Nothing magical about witchcraft, says Indian state
Nothing magical about witchcraft, says Indian state
Chanting to cure snakebites, claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex, and charging for miracles could soon be banned by an Indian state...

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