Let’s call them what they are so that we can start to heal.
Some call them angels of death, others call them the epitome of evil. There have been serial killers among us almost as long as there have been people on the planet and Africa has had its fare share of them. In this series we profile some of the most notorious mass killers Africa has ever known. The twisted deeds we will relate here were carried out by members of both genders and almost every country on the continent is represented. This is Part one. Let us begin.
Seven people in Malawi have been attacked and burnt to death by a mob after they were found in possession of human bones suspected to be of albino person/s. Only last month, four people in Malawi were convicted for possession of eight human bones also believed to be of an albino person.
“Every time they go murder somebody, the guns come to me, I clean it and I load it again,” says 21-year-old Shireen. “Yoh! … If you’re on drugs, you catch on to all the stuff, man. You’re not the same.”
The role of firearms and gun ownership, legal and illegal, in violent and criminal behavior, and what can be done to increase safety in our communities.
In a brazen move to protect its albino citizens, Malawi law enforcement officials are now under instructions to shoot anyone who attempts to bring harm to an albino person or people
It is the high time that African governments purposefully initiate youth-friendly development policies, which should be informed by young people themselves. Negotiation, dialogue and youth involvement is the only option left if Africa wants sustainable peace and development
Many South Africans believe that crime is on the increase. Most people also believe that solving crime in the country does not rest with the criminal justice sector alone, but also requires improved social and economic development
If the State can no longer guarantee your safety and security, what do you do? Well, if you’re middle class and live in Kenya, you get yourself a gun.