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

By Dr. Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) hereby announces a Decade of Activism against Witch Persecution in Africa: 2020-2030. The main objective of this initiative is to create a witch hunting free Africa by sensitizing Africans on witch hunting and spearheading the advocacy for alleged witches in Africa within the next tenContinue reading “2020-2030: Decade of Activism Against Witch Persecution in Africa”

Witch Hunting Requires An International Response

By Dr. Leo Igwe One of the state’s overarching obligations is protection of its citizens. Accordingly, a modern state must fulfill—or be made to fulfill—this duty. The state is supposed to ensure the security of lives and property. Discussions on the responsibility to protect human lives have mainly focused on four key areas: genocide, warContinue reading “Witch Hunting Requires An International Response”

Okinibi: The Witch-Hunters of Aodoka, Nigeria – a Report by Leo Igwe

By Dr. Leo Igwe The Okinibi, or Night Spirits, brutally murder those accused of witchcraft in the Aodoka community, Central Nigeria. Leo Igwe reports. I just returned from a short visit to Idoma land in Benue state in Central Nigeria. A medical doctor whom I met at a local conference in Ibadan drew my attentionContinue reading “Okinibi: The Witch-Hunters of Aodoka, Nigeria – a Report by Leo Igwe”

Saving Innocent Lives: Witchcraft Allegations and Native Medicine in Edo State

Intervening in cases of witchcraft allegations and witch hunting is a moral duty. It is a social obligation that should be fulfilled. Victims of witchcraft allegations are usually defenceless, helpless vulnerable members of the population, children, elderly persons and people living with disabilities.

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