DOES ‘JUJU/ BLACK MAGIC’ PLAY A PART IN AFRICAN POLITICS?

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DOES ‘JUJU/ BLACK MAGIC’ PLAY A PART IN AFRICAN POLITICS?

Most Africans agree that ‘juju’ (voodoo or magic) is real. Some have experienced or witnessed it; some have heard narrations and ‘evidence’ from family members and friends. Juju is a ‘fetish, charm, or amulet’ that is common in West Africa

Most recently (24 March 2014), we saw images of a hex (juju) that was allegedly found at the residence of the Special Executive Assistant to the President of Sierra Leone, Sylvia Olayinka Blyden. According to the SEA, desperate people are fighting by all means necessary to get her out of State House (The president’s office). This led to a woman who professes her faith in the Almighty God to seek the assistance of a traditional healer (a euphemism for a witch doctor) one Dr Sulaiman Kabbah, who happens to be the President of the Sierra Leone Traditional Healers Association, in the wee hours of the morning, to explain what the hex was all about and to ‘detonate’ the hex (juju) by way of ceremonies.
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