Category: Ghana

Reintegrating Ghana’s “witches”

Ghana Ghana’s government is looking at ways to support people accused of witchcraft – mainly women and children banished by their communities to “witches’ camps” in the north – and to reintegrate them in their home villages.

Currently around 1,000 women and 700 children are living in six camps in northern Ghana, where they have found refuge from threats and violence from people in their home communities after being labelled witches and blamed for causing misfortune to others.

Ghana: suspect questioned about mysterious disappearance of London-born missionary, Sid Barnes

Ghana Ghana/Interpol agents have been interrogating a Ghanaian national about the mysterious disappearance of Sid Barnes, a London-born Calvary Chapel missionary who has been missing since he arrived in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, on a British Airways flight from London, on Thursday, March 18th, 2010.

Barnes described his personal ministry as “teaching/preaching, healing, deliverance and fighting the occult.”