Ballet, Jerome, Claudine Dumbi, and Benoît Lallau (2007). "Enfants sorciers à Kinshasa (RD Congo) :De la décomposition à la marchandisation Sorcerer (Children in Kinshasa (RDC):From decomposition to commodization)" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

Sorcerer Children is a new and growing phenomenon in Kinshasa. First, we present the phenomenom and the social context favourishing its extension. Secondly, based on a qualitative survey and interviews of children we highlight several problems in relation with this phenomenon affecting the well-being of children. Third, we stress on the ambiguous role of neo-pentecotist churches. Fourth, we conclude.