Tag: Africa

Children with albinism seek help and safety from witchcraft brutality

Magical thinking may sound harmless but in today’s modern times, people are hacking off the limbs of special children thinking they are magic charms. It’s unimaginable but it continues. Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has been creating artificial limbs for children, including albino victims from Tanzania, who have had their limbs cut off by…

Giant snake photo hoax (Expanded)

Heads up for this hoax: This picture is going around social media such as Facebook. It is a blatantly bad photoshop of a green anaconda into another photo of people to skew the size. Also, the Amazon is NOT in Africa. Shake your head and walk away. Better yet, post HOAX! in the comments of…

Unidentified objects fall on parts of Zimbabwe (UPDATE: Identified)

The headline is misleading. It’s not flying anymore. allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Ufos Rattle Villagers. VILLAGERS in parts of Mhondoro and Chikomba districts are living in fear following the recent falling of foreign objects in their area. Police said they were still to ascertain the origin and type of the objects.National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity…

Zambian teachers scared of invisible witch sex attacks

I s**t you not. I don’t know how I missed this one from last week – ghost sex – that’s a winning combination. Zambian teachers say they live in fear of ‘invisible sex’ with witches. The witches have yet to comment – Telegraph Blogs. The week has barely begun and already the gods have served…

Science for the win: Fairy circle mystery illuminated by MIT

Mysteries can be solved with careful thought and experimentation. You just need to have a good approach. I love this stuff. Fairy Circle Mystery Solved By Computational Modelling | MIT Technology Review. Fairy circles are mysterious barren patches of land that are surrounded by healthy vegetation. The circles are common in many parts of the…

Tricksy goblins steal underwear and cause fire

Your weekly goblin report from (where else?) Zimbabwe… You just can’t make this stuff up. I can’t help but wonder what the real story is. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Prophet sends goblins to steal woman’s g-strings. A Bulawayo woman is reportedly tormented by goblins which steal her g-string panties and whisper insults, accusing her of switching…

Albino attacks on the rise in Tanzania

In parts of Africa, albinos are killed and dismembered due to a widespread belief that charms made from their body parts bring good fortune and prosperity. Tanzania boy assaulted in latest attack on albinos – FRANCE 24. Attackers collecting body parts of albinos for witchcraft have hacked off the hand of a seven-year old boy…

Goblins continue to run amok in Zimbabwe

Goblins saga, girl dies under ‘mysterious’ circumstances A Grade Seven pupil has died under “mysterious” circumstances at Nhlupho Primary School in Kezi District, where a recent goblin exorcism ceremony resulted in the village head committing suicide. The death, which occurred on Wednesday, has divided villagers with some saying the goblins that were allegedly removed from…