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African Crucible: Cast as Witches, Then Cast Out

Date: November 15, 2007
Author: Sharon Lafraniere
QUOTE: In parts of Angola, Congo and the Congo Republic, a surprising number of children are accused of being witches, and then are beaten, abused or abandoned. Child advocates estimate that thousands of children living in the streets of Kinshasa, Congo’s capital, have been accused of witchcraft and cast out by their families, often as a rationale for not having to feed or care for them.

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