Not only in Liberia
Ritual Killing in other African countries

Freedom of fear is a human right
Rule of law an obligation of the state


Grossly speaking, the ritual murder cases reported below refer to the 2000 - 2013 period. However, research engines in those days weren't as powerful as nowadays. Consequently, I do not pretend to have covered all publications on the subject. In fact, I am sure I didn't.

Between 2013 and 2018 I didn't publish any ritualistic murder cases due to other engagements.

In 2018 I decided to cease reporting on ritual killings on this page. Instead, new ritual murder cases in African countries have since been published on a more general website Ritual Killing In Africa.

Interested readers are advised to consult this site and the individual country pages for recent developments in the area of ritualistic activities, superstition and witchcraft in African countries.

It is my intention to gradually transfer the older murder cases presented below to this general site on ritual killings in Africa. Unfortunately, at times this transfer is made impossible by the disappearance of the link to the source, the newspaper report mentioned. For this reason I decided to keep the pages below unchanged. 

(..) case(s) reported here

One case may have more than one victim.

"Ritual killing and human sacrifice continue to take place in several African countries. (....) In most cases, those targeted for ritual sacrifice are vulnerable members of the population - the poor, women, children, the aged and people with disabilities."
Leo Igwe, representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
February 19, 2012

BBC: African Children Kidnapped for Blood Rituals in Britain
October 14, 2011

'Breaking the Silence on Ritual Killings'
Fanuel Hadzizi  
Gender Links (Jo'burg)
September 26, 2011

Leo Igwe, representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) condemns ritualistic killings and human sacrifices in Africa at the 48th session of the African Commission On Human and Peoples Rights
November 18, 2010

French archaeologists in Sudan say they have uncovered the oldest proof of human sacrifice in Africa, hailing the discovery as the biggest Neolithic find on the continent for years.
February 16, 2008

Official Nigerian Police Warning to avoid the following places known to be hot spots for ritual killings! (follows a list of 18 places)
October 9. 2009

You Tube movie on Muti - see South Africa

What is a muti murder?


5 movies on albino killings - see Tanzania




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