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Ghana student forced into hiding after being deemed "impossibly intelligent"

900 women accused of witchcraft live in the Gnani campground in Ghana. One of six known squatter camps for women condemned as witches. They survive by relying on handouts from international white charities.

A 17-year-old student at a High School in Ghana had to flee for her life because she got straight As. Her fellow students deemed her “impossibly intelligent” and a “witch.” In neighboring Liberia, the oldest black ruled African nation, hundreds of women are in prisons for witchcraft.

From Sky News…

A 17-year-old high school student has been forced to drop out of her studies and seek refuge in a camp for women accused of witchcraft after fellow students said she was ‘impossibly intelligent.’

According to local media reports, Ghana’s women and children’s minister, Hajia Hawawu Boya Gariba, intervened after the girl was accused by her classmates of ‘stealing the brains of other students’ in order to get top grades.

The student, who scored straight As, fled to Gambaga, a camp for witches in northern Ghana, after community members threatened violence.

She was released and will spend the Easter vacation with her family, after NGOs and civil servants explained to the community that the student was simply bright. Her case has attracted such media attention that on Wednesday an academy in the capital, Accra, said it was seeking funding to offer her a scholarship.