Category Archives: Uganda

District leaders shun offices over witchcraft (Uganda)

New Vision, 24th June, 2011

WYCLIFFE Ibanda, the new LC5 chairman for Kaliro district, entered his office on a Friday morning and found a black polythene bag (kaveera) stuffed with fetishes, hidden behind his chair.  Ibanda said it was the second time charms were being planted in his office in a month. He alleged that his predecessor, Elijah Kagoda, was trying to bewitch him.  Continue reading

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Six million Ugandans believe in witchcraft– report (Uganda)

Monitor, Mark Kirumira, April 20 2010

Two out of every 10 Ugandans – about six million people – believe in witchcraft or the protective power of sacrifices to spirits or ancestors, a survey shows. The survey, conducted by the US-based Pew Research Centre, however, also shows that Uganda is one of the most religious countries in the world, with nearly nine out of 10 people saying religion (Christianity or Islam) plays a key role in their lives. Continue reading