Witch-hunts and ritual child abuse are a stain on Africa. We must confront them | Dr Joan Nyanyuki

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Thousands of children accused of witchcraft suffer ritual abuse every year – and those with albinism are the main victims

As Africa emerges blinking into the post-pandemic sunlight, children across the continent might hope for a brighter future. Lockdowns drove a surge in violence against children – especially girls – but surely life can now start to improve.

Sadly not. No sooner does Covid begin to recede than we hear news of another appalling failure to protect the rights and wellbeing of African children. It scarcely seems credible that the horror of witchcraft accusations and ritual abuse against girls and boys across the continent is emerging again in 2022.

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