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Nigeria outlaws accusing children of sorcery

Activist churches also need to be regulated for spreading sorcery-related propaganda.
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 12:37

The Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom has introduced a law that makes it illegal to accuse children of witchcraft and sorcery.

The state has spent significant amounts of money to aid the hundreds of Nigerian children that had been branded witches in Akwa Ibom for years.

But some say churches in the impoverished state where unemployment is rampant, must also be reigned in.

Some activists cite the churches as the source of the belief that children are sorcerers or witches.

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Uyo.

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