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Leo Igwe

Leo Igwe was the Western and Southern African representative to IHEU, the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He has bravely worked to end a variety of human rights violations, including anti-gay hate, sorcery, witchcraft, ritual killing, human sacrifice, “untouchability”, caste discrimination, “child witch” superstition, and anti-blasphemy laws. He is presently enrolled in a three year research programme on “Witchcraft accusations in Africa” at the University of Bayreuth, in Germany.


"Reverse Missionaries: Are African Churches Exporting Homophobia to the West?"   Ethical Technology  Oct 6, 2015

"Against Sainthood for Benedict Daswa: Why Replace Sangoma Witchcraft with Catholic Witchcraft?"   African Spotlight  Sep 23, 2015

"Heart of Humanism Award and Witch-hunts in Africa"   Ethical Technology  Sep 18, 2015

"The Misogyny Behind Witchcraft Accusations"  Sep 12, 2015

"The Politics Of Gay Marriage In Nigeria"   Modern Ghana  Aug 26, 2015

"Humanism And Anti-Intellectualism In Nigeria"   ModernGhana  Aug 25, 2015

"Child Witchcraft Accusations in Ivory Coast"   Ethical Technology  Jul 12, 2015

"Media and Critical Reporting of Traditional Medicine Claims in Africa"   Ethical Technology  Jun 26, 2015

"Atheism in Zambia - skeptical, rational thought in a very superstitious country"   Butterflies and Wheels  Jun 23, 2015

"African Development: Is Kicking Out Christianity and Islam the Answer?"   Africa Futures Project  Jun 13, 2015

"Albino Killings and Humanism in Malawi"   Ethical Technology  Jun 12, 2015

"Ritual Killing and Skepticism in Zambia"   Ethical Technology  Jun 9, 2015

"Albino Killings, Witchcraft, And Political Elections In Tanzania"   Modern Ghana  Jun 5, 2015

"From Children of ‘Witches’ to ‘Child Witches’ in Ghana"   GhanaWeb  May 26, 2015

"Understanding Witchcraft and Witch Sanctuaries in Northern Ghana"   GhanaWeb  May 22, 2015

"A Fleet of Jets: A Critical Look at the Business of African Pentecostalism"   Ethical Technology  Mar 31, 2015

"Atheism in Black Communities"   Ethical Technology  Apr 3, 2013

"Death and Humanist Funerals in Nigeria"   Ethical Technology  Mar 7, 2013

"Together We Can Stop Witch Burning in Papua New Guinea"   Ethical Technology  Feb 14, 2013

"Child Witch Hunting and Our Justice System"   Leo Igwe  Feb 6, 2013

"Witch Killing and Africans"   Ethical Technology  Feb 1, 2013

"‘Child Witches’ in Ghana"   Ethical Technology  Jan 19, 2013

"Kukuo: Inside a ‘Witch Camp’ in Ghana"  Jan 13, 2013

"Witch Killing and the Rule of Law in Africa."   Ethical Technology  Oct 17, 2012

"A Skeptic’s Manifesto for Africa"   Ethical Technology  Oct 9, 2012

"The Death of Naila Mumtaz - exorcism-related abuses must be eradicated"   Ethical Technology  Sep 28, 2012

"Freedom of Speech and Religious Offence"   Ethical Technology  Sep 22, 2012

"Atheism in Nigeria"   Ethical Technology  Sep 13, 2012

"Traditional Values and Human Rights in Africa"   Ethical Technology  Sep 9, 2012

"Who is Afraid of New Atheism?"   The Guardian, Nigeria  Aug 19, 2012

"Ritual Killing in Nigeria of People with Hunchbacks and other Disabilities"   Jun 30, 2012

"Atheism and Human Rights Abuses in Africa"   Ethical Technology  May 31, 2012

"Religion, Witch Hunts, Homophobia and Human Rights in Africa"   International Humanist and Ethical Union  May 24, 2012

"Witchcraft and the Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia"   Ethical Technology  May 11, 2012

"My People! My People!! This Witch Hunting Must Stop"   Sahara Reporters  Apr 24, 2012

"Islam and the Problem of Street Children in Mali"   Butterflies and Wheels  Apr 4, 2012

"Gay Marriage and African Politics"   Butterflies and Wheels  Feb 26, 2012

"Ritual Killing and Human Sacrifice in Africa"   International Humanist and Ethical Union  Feb 19, 2012

"Stop Helen Ukpabio from Bringing her Witch-Hunting campaign to the USA"   Butterflies and Wheels  Feb 12, 2012

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