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Ugandan Airport Expansion Project Cuts Worshippers off From Sacred Ground

Region: Uganda

Topics: Legal RightsReligion

A long-standing tradition ended in 2017, when Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority fenced off an area where practitioners of ancient religions had made animal sacrifices. In a country where much land is not formally deeded, and ownership disputes are common, a spiritual leader wonders how the airport could claim title to the site, when his clan has been its rightful owner for more than half a millennium.

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All-Female Rara Bands: Haitian Women Break Musical Barriers

Region: Haiti

Topics: ArtsCultureReligion

Blending music and Voodoo, rara bands have long been a fixture of Haiti's Carnaval. But now all-female troupes are bringing new looks and new sounds to the formerly male-only tradition.

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Nepalese Girls Take Part in Hindu Festival

Region: Nepal

Topics: Religion

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Ugandan Street Band Entertains

Region: Uganda

Topics: Religion

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Nepalese Children Play on a Hindu Chariot

Region: Nepal

Topics: Religion

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Nepalese Children Prepare for Hindu Festival

Region: Nepal

Topics: Religion

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Nepalese Nuns Clean Buddhist Shrine

Region: Nepal

Topics: Religion

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Nepalese Hindus Gather to Read Holy Book

Region: Nepal

Topics: Religion

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Cash-Strapped Haitians Find Voodoo a Cheaper Alternative to Traditional Medicine

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthReligion

Aside from their belief in the supernatural, more and more Haitians are looking for healing from Voodoo priests rather than physicians, because of far lower fees. One former priest likens healing rituals to psychotherapy.

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Zimbabwe Bans Ads for Faith Healing, After ‘Cures’ Lead Some to Stop HIV Treatment

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

Health care organizations had long pleaded with the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe to ban faith healing ads from the airwaves, because the ads and their prophets were leading many people to abandon their medications, with particularly grave consequences for those taking anti-retroviral treatments. The state banned the ads in April – so is it making any difference?

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