Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Witches and the Church Leaders

I,m writing in the Kinshasa offices of Save the Children on a French keyboard that,s driving me out of my mind. Can,t find the apostrophe at all. Horrid. But here goes anyway. Another facinating day yesterday; beginning with meeting the … Continue reading

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Some more Witches and some Congolese folk stories

A mixture of a day today. We spent the morning visiting the OCPR, one of the main partners of Save the Children here in Kinshasa. They operate five centres around the town, all dealing with the street kids – some … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your CHild is a Witch

These are the signs by which you may recognise if your child is a witch. 1 Epilepsy. 2 Talking when asleep. 3 Wetting the bed. 4 Skin disease of any kind. 5 Bad body development. A child who is too … Continue reading

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Kinshasa – Meeting the Child Witches

Day 1 – Kinsasha. Meeting the Child Witches Spent the afternoon today visiting the Bana ya Poveda center in Kinshasa. Their work is to try to reunite street children back into their families. Some have run away, some have been … Continue reading

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The Witch Story

This is the story of how you become a witch in the Democratic republic of Congo and also Angola. Firstly you must understand, you are not born a witch. You become one, often against your own will. It begins when … Continue reading

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The Child Witches of Kinshasa

I’m counting down to my trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Excited isn’t the word – this is a part of the world I’ve always wanted to visit. But this isn’t a tourist trip. I’m going with Save the … Continue reading

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