(RNS) — The dark side of the country's widespread belief in witchcraft is that people are quick to blame supposed conjurers — mostly older women —for their misfortunes.
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KATABI, Uganda (RNS) — In this landlocked country whose diverse landscape includes the snow-capped Ruwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria, many believe sacrificial rituals can bring quick wealth and health.
(The Conversation) A focus on fear and evil forces could actually contribute to a leader’s charisma. He or she becomes the one person who knows the extent of a threat and also how to address it.
TABORA, Tanzania (RNS) Vigilante villagers are attacking women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.
(RNS) The witch doctors reportedly fueled the killings by inducing local people to believe “magic potions” made from body parts brought good luck and wealth.