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U.N. Moves Staff After Mobs Kill 5 In Malawi Vampire Scare

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U.N. Moves Staff After Mobs Kill 5 In Malawi Vampire ScareThe United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed, The Guardian reports. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, where many aid agencies and non-governmental organizations work. A spate of vigilante violence linked to vampire rumors also erupted in Malawi in 2002. The U.N. Department on Safety and Security (UNDSS) issued a security report on the Phalombe and Mulanje districts that was seen by Reuters. “These districts have severely been affected by the ongoing stories of blood sucking and possible existence of vampires.” –...
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