Tunisian Freethinkers are Under Attack

Tunisian Islamist extremists are threatening and attacking freethinkers, a sign of increasing violence in Tunisia following the 2011 revolution. Last week, Tunisian citizen Nacer Amari, a member of an organisation called Tunisian Freethinkers, announced on Facebook that the president of the organisation had been stabbed and assaulted by Islamic extremists …

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Confronting Superstition in Postcolonial Mozambique

Albino, Mozambique, Superstition

In Mozambique, murders of albinos, bald men, and other superstition-fueled crimes are common. Where do these ritual killings come from? Recently, there have been reported incidents of harmful acts that are connected with traditional beliefs and practices across the region. For instance, some people attacked traders and fishermen for ‘tying …

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Africa’s Fraudulent ‘Miracle Pastors’ Must Be Held Accountable

Chris Oyakhilome, Miracle Pastors, Africa,

Across Africa, fraudulent ‘Miracle Pastors’, claiming to be prophets who cure disease and end misfortune, are exploiting and scamming vulnerable Africans. Botswana has reportedly closed down the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church of the Malawian self-acclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, citing concerns over ‘miracle money’ claims. Bushiri’s church taught its members that …

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