Witch Hunting Is Not A Thing Of The Past In Africa

Witch persecutions and trials are ongoing incidents in Africa today. Witchcraft accusation is a form of death sentence in many countries. Across the continent, thousands, mainly women and elderly persons, are accused, tried, attacked, killed, imprisoned or banished every year. This fascinating virtual lecture is given by Dr. Leo Igwe, Director of the Advocacy for Alleged Witches. In this presentation, Dr. Igwe uses several cases to illustrate the range of witch persecution and why this early modern phenomenon persists in contemporary Africa.

PLEASE BE AWARE: This presentation contains graphic images that may be unsettling. Viewer discretion is advised.