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Witchcraft Africa

Somewhere Right Now, On This 21st Century Mother's Day, a Woman Is Being Accused Of Witchcraft

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We may idealize women in the role of mother, but the urge to demonize the female isn't just a tribal one. Do you know when the last woman was imprisoned for witchcraft in Great Britain?

Thousands Lynched For Witchcraft In Tanzania, Report Finds

Posted 05.29.2012 | World

Over the past six years, more than 3,000 people were lynched in Tanzania by frightened neighbors who thought they were witches, according to a new rep...

Witchcraft-Related Violence Rampant Worldwide

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 05.05.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

British headlines buzzed last week with the conviction of a London couple for the death of a 15-year-old boy whom they violently abused because they believed him to be a witch. However, as shocking as it may sound, this is not a secluded incident.

Ghana "Witch" Killing Points to a Broader Culture of Fear and Superstition

Clair MacDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clair MacDougall

The brutal murder of a 72-year-old woman suspected of witchcraft in Ghana has been met with public outrage after a photograph showing her in a near naked state appeared on the front page of the nation's most popular newspaper

Condoms, Witches and the Pope

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

The Church and witchcraft have one thing in common: neither believes condoms will prevent the spread of AIDS.

Where Violence Against Women Is Rampant

Zama Coursen-Neff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zama Coursen-Neff

In Papua New Guinea, research indicates, two-thirds of women experience domestic violence, and 50 percent of women have experienced forced sex.

Penis Theft Panic Hits Congo Capital

Reuters | Joe Bavier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted...