Breaking News Report: AFAW Condemns Witch Burning In Cross River State, Calls for Arrest and Prosecution of Thomas Obi Tawo (AKA General Iron)

By Leo Igwe  The attention of AFAW has been drawn to an incident of witch persecution in Cross River State. In this case, a local mob lynched the alleged witches. Some of the victims have died while others are in the hospital nursing their wounds. The unfortunate incident took place in Boki LGA in CentralContinue reading “Breaking News Report: AFAW Condemns Witch Burning In Cross River State, Calls for Arrest and Prosecution of Thomas Obi Tawo (AKA General Iron)”

AFAW Rescues Man Accused of ‘Stealing’ Destinies of People in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe On May 5, an associate of the Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW) drew attention to the case of a man who was accused of ‘holding’ the destinies of people in the community, Ugbelle. Ugbelle is in Ideato South (not Ideato North as earlier reported) in Orlu, Imo state. The man was allegedContinue reading “AFAW Rescues Man Accused of ‘Stealing’ Destinies of People in Nigeria”

AFAW Commends Authorities for Closing Down Faith Healing Church in Zambia

By Leo Igwe AFAW has commended the Mayor of Ndola, Amon Chisenga and police authorities in Zambia for closing down Restoration Apostolic Pentecostal Church International. Apart from violating the COVID19 guidelines, Chisenga, some members of the city council and police officers noticed that Prophet James Nwale, also known as Yakobo Yakobo was using the church asContinue reading “AFAW Commends Authorities for Closing Down Faith Healing Church in Zambia”

Persecution of ‘Destiny-Thieves’ Must Stop

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW) condemns in very strong terms the torture and maltreatment of an elderly man for stealing the destinies of people in Imo state. In a photo that has been circulating on social media, an elderly man could be seen sitting on the ground and pleading for hisContinue reading “Persecution of ‘Destiny-Thieves’ Must Stop”

Lives of Alleged Witches in Africa Matter – A Report

By Leo Igwe This is the first activity report of the Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW). The report is being issued at a time that the world is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 is a health condition that could trigger witchcraft allegations in communities. First, it is important to explain what informed the founding of AFAWContinue reading “Lives of Alleged Witches in Africa Matter – A Report”

Malawi Must Protect Lives and Property of Alleged Witches

By Dr. Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) condemns the destruction of houses and property of alleged witches in remote areas in Malawi. News from the country side says that some witch hunting villagers raided some communities today. According to local sources, an irate mob has demolished at least six apartments and otherContinue reading “Malawi Must Protect Lives and Property of Alleged Witches”

2020-2030: Decade of Activism Against Witch Persecution in Africa

*Languages listed alphabetically.* AFRIKAANS 2020-2030: DEKADE VAN AKTIVISME TEEN DIE VERVOLGING VAN HEKSE IN AFRIKA Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) (Afrikaans:Voorspraak vir Beweerde Hekse) kondig hiermee ‘n dekade van aktivisme teen vervolging van hekse in Afrika aan: 2020-2030. Die hoofdoel van hierdie inisiatief is om ‘n Afrika hekse te skep wat vry is van die jagContinue reading “2020-2030: Decade of Activism Against Witch Persecution in Africa”

Towards an Effective Advocacy Against Witch Persecution in Malawi

By Dr. Leo Igwe The need to combat allegations of witchcraft, the attack and killing of alleged witches in Malawi has become quite urgent. The bloodletting linked to witchcraft allegations has become mind-boggling and must stop immediately. In the past years, humanists in Malawi have worked to address this problem, and bring an end toContinue reading “Towards an Effective Advocacy Against Witch Persecution in Malawi”

2020-2030 : La Décennie d’Activisme contre la Persécution des Présumés Sorciers en Afrique.

Par Leo Igwe L’engagement pour la défense des Présumés Sorciers (connu anglais sous l’acronyme AfAW) lance par le biais de cette annonce La Décennie d’Activisme contre La Persécution des Présumés Sorciers en Afrique :2020-2030. L’objectif principal de cette initiative est la création d’une Afrique dénouée de chasses aux présumés sorciers à travers la sensibilisation desContinue reading “2020-2030 : La Décennie d’Activisme contre la Persécution des Présumés Sorciers en Afrique.”

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