16 September 2017 - Maputo, a 17-year-old, albino boy was killed and his brain removed for what is believed to be used in witchcraft in Mozambique, local news reports said.

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GENEVA, 22 March 2016 - People with albinism are being hunted for witchcraft rituals, their body parts hacked off with machetes, and even having their graves desecrated, United Nations expert Ikponwosa Ero warns in her first report* to the UN Human Rights Council.

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1 November 2015 - Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection, Madam Lydia Mai Sherman, has expressed concern following the report of the alleged ritualistic killing of 5-year old Aaron Quoi of the Zinc Camp Community, Bentol City, Montserrado County.

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Out of fear, shame and strong traditional beliefs, disabled children in Togo are often ridiculed, hidden indoors for years and neglected, cutting them off from normal life and worsening their plight.

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Mr Chuka Umunna, Nigerian born Member of the British Parliament on Monday kicked against the branding of children as witches in the UK, describing it as an "awful act punishable under the law. "

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A UK-based anti-child abuse charity organisation, AFRUCA, is working with UK groups to make branding of African children as witches a criminal offence in the United Kingdom.

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Child Rights group, Stepping Stones Nigeria (SSN), has expressed its readiness to co-operate with the Akwa Ibom State Commission of Enquiry into the alleged child witchcraft cases in the state, when members of the commission visit London this week to take testimony from the group's principal officers.

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A commission looking into allegations of child witchcraft in the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom has commenced today in the city of Uyo in the country’s southeast.

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Following widespread reports of child abuse over allegations of witchcraft across the country, stakeholders yesterday converged on Abuja to fashion out ways of stemming the negative trend.

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Accusations of child witchcraft are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa - spurred on by urbanization, poverty, conflict and fragmenting communities, creating a “multi-crisis” for already vulnerable children - says the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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