Malawi Drought Sparks Mob Violence, Accusations of Witchcraft

A dry spell in parts of southern Malawi has rekindled accusations of witchcraft and bouts of mob violence. Authorities have been quick to condemn the attacks and dispel the accusations as a hoax. January 29, 2018, is a day that will be hard for Aidah Waisoni to forget. She is a resident of Nthambula village in Malawi’s southern Phalombe district. "We were about to take our supper when we saw a mob of armed young men approaching my house," she said.  She feared for her life and immediately ran out...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Wednesday, 7 February

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