Most anthropologists believe that witch labelling has evolved to get people to conform. But new research suggests an alternative explanation.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
Independent, powerful feminist role models or a warning to women not to overstep the mark? Witches have been many things over the years.
A 'witch hunt' is what Trump called investigations into his campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election. An anthropologist explains the connection between witch hunts and social control.
What does it mean to be a witch today? And what is a 'binding spell' trying to achieve?
What do the concepts like 'cheating' and 'performance enhancing' mean to young African footballers?
It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality.
In many parts of Nigeria, children are branded as witches and suffer abuse and even abandonment. Religion and poverty are thought to play a role.