The Demonic Universe

Witchcraft pervades some developing societies up to the highest levels with devastating effects. Demonic spells, marketed as miracle cures that give wealth and power, strengthen those who wield them most violently and disempower everyone else. Once part of a spiritual belief system at the service of communities, the practice is now owned by secret societies … Read more…

Cameroon | The Missing Gold

Officially, Cameroon produces only 2004 kilograms of gold per year. Unofficially, it’s 180 000. By  Chief Bisong Etahoben Sixty-something Beteki Andjoun, a miner from the gold-rich region of Kambele in Cameroon, complains bitterly about the Chinese company that ‘treats him like a slave.’ If he had the means, the equipment and the manpower, he would … Read more…

Macbeth in Cameroon

How ambition and fear fuel witchcraft in politics By  Chief Bisong Etahoben Where power is seen to come from witchcraft, and witchcraft is called upon to slay one’s enemies, good governance doesn’t feature, explains Chief Bisong Etahoben. The Paul Biya regime in Cameroon bears much of the features of the ill-fated King Macbeth, who also … Read more…