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Zimbabwe Must Take Measures to Stop Witch Killing

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) is urging the government of Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stop the killing of persons accused of...
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Media and Advocacy against Witch Persecution in Africa

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches has launched an initiative to end witch hunting and witch persecution in Nigeria and in Africa in the year...
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Malawi Must Protect Lives and Property of Alleged Witches

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) condemns the destruction of houses and property of alleged witches in remote areas in Malawi. News from the...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Towards an Effective Advocacy Against Witch Persecution in Malawi

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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

AfAW: Combating Witch Persecution and Resource Question

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Since the Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) was launched in January, some people have been asking questions regarding the mission, scope and future of...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Who is Afraid of Witches on Campuses?

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On January 30 2020, University of Ibadan Campus Humanists and Freethinkers held a talk on the theme: Who is afraid of witches on campuses?...
Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW)

AfAW and Witch Persecution in Africa

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Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) is an initiative to build a critical mass of support for those who are accused of witchcraft. Witchcraft allegations...
witch camp

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

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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...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Atheism and Family Persecution: A Case from Central Nigeria

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While there has been an overwhelming emphasis on the pervasiveness of religiosity and god belief in Nigeria, little attention has been paid to the...
education

Catholic School in Umuahia Expels Students for Homosexuality

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A catholic mission school, Bishop Nwedo Memorial Boys' High School, in Umuahia, has expelled over 20 students for practicing homosexuality. The school management dismissed...
Witchcraft’ Conference

Unveiling Witchcraft and Pastoral Responsibility

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The four part series on Unveiling Witchcraft that The Guardian (Nigeria) on Sunday published in July and August requires a robust response and analysis....
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Humanists Welcome ‘Witchcraft’ Conference at UNN

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The Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN) welcomes the convention of an international conference on witchcraft at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Witchcraft is a...
Witchcraft’ Conference

Will UNN Cancel ‘Witchcraft’ Conference?

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An academic conference on witchcraft that has been scheduled to hold at the University of Nigeria Nsukka at the end of November may not...
Funeral

Humanist Funeral Service, Necro-evangelism and Contempt for Non Religious

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A prominent Nigerian Humanist, Patrick Naagbanton died in September following a ghastly motor accident. A humanist funeral service was proposed, but the 'family' rejected...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Okinibi and Witch-Hunting in Central Nigeria

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By Leo Igwe I just returned from a short visit to Idoma land in Benue state in Central Nigeria. A medical doctor whom I met...
Quran

Desecration of the Quran Trumps Everything in Northern Nigeria

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By Leo Igwe That is the case in Northern Nigeria. This is what applies to Islam in the region. The Quran is seen as...

Goodbye Fellow Humanist, Patrick Naagbanton!

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By Leo Igwe My hand is shaking as I pen this piece, as I tried to articulate a befitting tribute to my dear friend...
pope

Pope’s Elevator Experience and Improbability of a Christian God

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By Leo Igwe The recent case where firefighters intervened and rescued the pope after he was trapped in a lift should perturb Christians and others...
prostitutes

We Are All Prostitutes

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The raids on nightclubs in Abuja and the subsequent arrest, prosecution, and conviction of only female attendees for prostitution have constantly agitated my mind,...
Doctor

Dr. Ifeoma Madu Expected to Partake in Secular Medical Outreach in Lagos

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Dr Ifeoma Madu, a medical practitioner who is based in Lagos, has agreed to be part of the secular medical program to be held...
World Humanist Day 2019

Humanism and Secular Medical Services in Nigeria

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As part of the activities marking this year’s world humanist day, humanists are organizing a free medical outreach at the national stadium in Surulere...
Ukpabio's Witch hunting Mission

Ukpabio’s Witch Hunting Mission Must Stop

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Nigeria’s notorious witch hunter, Helen Ukpabio is taking her witchcraft ministry to Cameroon. According a post on her face book page: Ukpabio will...

Nigeria: mistreatment of alleged charm users must end

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Belief in the potency of charms persists in many parts of Nigeria, and Africa despite the spread of modern education, science and knowledge. The...
Nigerian-pilgrims

Nigeria: Why Must Governments Fund Religious Pilgrimages?

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We must be unrelenting in making this demand and in asking this question: Why do religions need money, our money for their trips to...
African Trade Insurance Agency

Lets Meet Our Skeptical Africa

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I have heard a lot about an Africa, about a side of Africa- the dogmatic side, the faith filled, blindly believing Africa. There has...

Africa With All Its Black Magic Called Superstition

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By Leo Igwe The recent case of a traditional priest in Ghana who was fatally wounded in the process of testing his supposed...

Nigerian Humanist Movement Marks Twenty Years of Impact

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The Nigerian Humanist Movement (NHM) was founded in 1996 and the main goal was to provide an alternative to religion and a sense of...
Risky Journey in the Mediterranean Sea: Africans en route to Europe Image Credit: BBC Africa

Challenging Dogma And Effecting Change In Africa

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Very early in life, I noticed a connection between questioning and change - between asking why? Why not? How do you know? and the...
healthcare

Gender And Justice Needs Attention To Ensure Peace In Nigeria

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar (lll) has made it clear that hatred, inequity, injustice and discrimination against women define the Islamic establishment, which...
Gambia

Only Allah Will Save Gambia

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Anxiety prevails in the Gambia as the people await what becomes of their country come January 19. Will this country tow the path of...