African World-View and the Challenge of Witchcraft



In this paper, we shall study the spiritual and socio-economic implications of witchcraft phenomenon within the framework of traditional African world-view. We shall probe to know whether belief in witchcraft is ontologically rooted in African cosmology, or a mere superstition. The study will expose the destructive impact of witchcraft on human and social development and the need for a reorientation of the psychic-vent of the African. The witchcraft phenomenon constitutes the greatest threat in the life of an African. We cannot continue to argue over the existence or reality of witchcraft when many people have openly confessed involvement in witchcraft.

Key words: African worldview; witchcraft in Africa; epistemology of witchcraft; psychology of witchcraft;

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