Liberia: War-scarred Liberia battles its ‘demons’

Elijah Rufus was 10 years old when a spiritual healer in the Liberian capital Monrovia doused him with chicken’s blood and declared that his frequent convulsions were the result of demonic possession. A doctor could have told the scared young boy he had epilepsy, but instead he was subjected to years of spiritual healing, prolonged prayer sessions and fasting as his health declined. Read more here.

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