National Catholic Reporter

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Witch hunts increase in Tanzania as albino deaths jump


Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch hunts -- literally.

This East African country is grappling with an upswing in vigilante justice as villagers attack women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.


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October 21-November 3, 2016

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