Witches Banished to Camp in Ghana

OTTAWA — What Karen Palmer knew of witchcraft came from fairy tales and movies. It was the stuff of Halloween: broom-riding old women with noses like sprouted potatoes, casting spells over bubbling cauldrons.

That was until she investigated witch camps in Ghana, where more than 3,000 women live in extreme poverty, accused of witchcraft and banished from their villages, many having fled for their lives.

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