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Study Finds Contaminated Holy Water at Famous Ugandan Shrine, Not So Believers Say

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthReligion

Many people in Uganda believe that holy water heals illnesses, and drink it without boiling it first. But it might be what’s causing the problem in the first place.

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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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Ugandan Street Band Entertains

Region: Uganda

Topics: Religion

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Critics See Bias in Move to Close Radio Stations Allegedly Promoting ‘Witchcraft’

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

This year, a Ugandan regulator shut down and later reopened 23 radio stations with new restrictions—traditional healers can’t advertise unless they’re registered with the country’s National Drug Authority. The regulator says ads by traditional healers had promoted electronic fraud; but practitioners, broadcasters and some listeners brand the action discriminatory.

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