Witchcraft

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What’s behind children being cast as witches in Nigeria

Children labelled as witches in Nigeria are often abandoned, shunned by society and turfed out into the streets.

‘Bad’ children condemned as witches

Youngsters in Tanzania who are suffering from epilepsy or who are just 'naughty' face exorcisms, beatings and even death.

Two more suspected ‘witches’ hacked to death in Tanzania

Two women had their throats slit and were hacked on suspicion of being witches, a week after seven people were burned to death on the same suspicion.

Seven accused of witchcraft burned alive in Tanzania

Police in Tanzania say 23 people were arrested in connection with the crime of seven people, accused of witchcraft, have been burned alive.

Presidency rejects claims of Zuma’s apartheid witchcraft

A media report that President Jacob Zuma practised witchcraft during apartheid was "ridiculous and misleading", says the presidency.

By the gods, what now?

After President Jacob Zuma called on his ancestors to help secure his next term, Mpho Moshe Matheolane wonders how the gods would react to this.

Albinos’ lonely call for recognition

Though defined as disabled, the state does not accord a albinos any rights and South Africans "are as deaf as the ground", activists say.

Suffer the little children

Humanist Leo Igwe has taken on popular pastor Helen Ukpabio over the hunting of "child witches" in Nigeria.

Tanzania witchcraft protest turns violent, four killed

Four people have been killed in Tanzania in clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators angry at a spate of alleged witchcraft killings.

Nothing magical about witchcraft, says Indian state

Chanting to cure snakebites and claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex could be banned by an Indian state to protect the vulnerable.

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