We have been following the killing of people in Africa – from children accused of witchcraft to albinos for magical potions — due to traditional African medicines and beliefs. Now, the BBC has documented how human sacrifice is on the rise in Uganda. To its credit, the government has admitted that human sacrifice is on the rise and has taken steps to crackdown on the practice.
In one case, a man admitted to killing at least 70 people for their body parts, including his own son.
What is fascinating is that the government believes that this is the result not of poverty but prosperity. When people see neighbors prospering, they assume it is due to witchcraft and turn to human sacrifice to gain an edge.
It is a chilling account and a magnificent story by the BBC.
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