Inna Lazareva is a British journalist and analyst based in Cameroon and covering Central, West and East Africa. Her work has been published by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, The Guardian, Foreign Policy magazine, Al Jazeera, The New Statesman, Al Monitor, The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, and others. She speaks five languages and has an master's degree in international public policy from University College London. 

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Sisters in Central Africa shield girls singled out as 'witches'

In Bangui, Central African Republic, six Missionaries of Charity nuns run an orphanage for about 30 young girls up to the age of 18 who find themselves homeless and on the street. The girls can't return home because they have run away — or were chased away after they were accused of being witches. In this country, the significance accorded to superstitions concerning witchcraft and the supernatural is very high.