To me, the chain is simple and until Africa breaks away from it, we wouldn’t see much of a progress in all aspects of our lives..
Reports coming in Uganda say ‘hundreds’ of “Ugandan children are being sacrificed every year by witch doctors who have convinced the country’s superstitious elite that mutilating them will make them even richer.”
So you have a group of elites actually believing this nonsense and innocent children have to suffer for their ignorance.
DailyMail which picked up on this said; “Shockingly, these ‘gruesome crimes against children’ are ‘expected to rise’ with the 2016 Ugandan elections fast approaching.
Wealthy businessmen are paying traditional healers ‘thousands of pounds’ to hunt down impoverished children and harvest their body parts, which they believe can cure impotence and boost their fertility, a children’s charity told MailOnline.
These witch doctors sever limbs and remove their genitals after snatching them on the way home from school or as they go to fetch water for their family. Their dismembered remains are later discovered in forests and building sites.”
It’s sad that in a 21st century Africa, we still think and act as though we live in the 4th century—we cannot simply think beyond our noses. Children are not even safe to just go to school.
The website added that; Cruel witch doctors do not use their severed body parts to craft a magic potion, but claim to ‘offer them’ to the spirits who commanded them to carry out the brutal attacks.
In February, Uganda’s government created a National Action Plan to stop the murders and approved a bill to regulate healers – some of whom were practising as real doctors.
But the businessmen who pay thousands of pounds for the sick rituals are rarely prosecuted because witch doctors refuse to give up their clients.
The boys they castrate suffer the crippling after-effects of blood clots, a dangerous decrease of bone density and spinal fractures their entire lives.
Binoga warned child sacrifice will be difficult to stamp out because ‘as long as people have such a belief, that practice will continue’.”
As an African, don’t get offended if someone asks if whether we live on trees or not—because, we’ve never grown beyond that.