Category Archives: witches

God, save us from these inhumane treatments, say Widows (Nigeria)

Idowu Adelusi, Sunday Tribune, 18 September

Now, my new name is rejection; I am no longer wanted. People who  heard my  story  are running away from me, calling me  a witch who had killed her husbands. Continue reading


5 Pastors To Die In Kumasi (Ghana)

Daily Guide, 14 September 2011

FRESH reports on the supposed West African Witches Conference to be held at Bantama in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, on Friday October 28, 2011 at 12 midnight, indicate that five well-known pastors would be pronounced dead not long after the meeting.  Continue reading

Witch tax hits Romanian witches and fortune tellers

Alison Mutler, Associated Press, January 7, 2011

Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time hurled poisonous mandrake into the Danube River on Thursday to cast spells on the president and government.

Romania’s newest taxpayers also included fortune tellers — but they probably should have seen it coming. Continue reading

Ghana aims to abolish witches’ camps

Clair MacDougall, Christian Science Monitor, September 15, 2011

Ghanaian leaders and civil society groups met in the nation’s capital, Accra earlier this week to develop a plan to abolish the witches’ camps in the northern region, where over a thousand women and children who have been accused of sorcery are currently living in exile. Continue reading

Indian state mulls ban on black magic, witchcraft

Phil Hazlewood, Agence France-Presse, MUMBAI 

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 seeking to stop charlatans preying on the vulnerable. Continue reading

Witches Eating the Dead (Zimbabwe)

The Herald, 25 July 2011, Chemist Mafuba

The fuming parents told their chief how they had found that the new grave of their child had been desecrated. Continue reading

Region moves to curb extra-judicial killings (Tanzania)

1st August 2011, The Guardian

Over 240 people were killed in Shinyanga Region between January last year and June, this year, due to witchcraft beliefs and incidents related to extra-judicial killings.

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