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Cult members in Luwero hamper polio vaccination campaign

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero district health officials are facing a challenge to reach children of cult members that are against any form of immunization. On Friday, Luwero district embarked on the door-to-door immunization campaign against polio among children aged five years and below. The district targets to immunize …

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20 cult members remanded in Kapchorwa

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Grade One Magistrate Court in Kapchorwa has remanded twenty men suspected to be members of a cult. They appeared on Tuesday before Grade One Magistrate Kwizera Vian. They were arrested last week for holding an illegal assembly and unlawful procession. The group led by …

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20 cult members arrested in Kween district

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in the Sebei region have arrested 20 members of a cult and charged them for holding an illegal assembly and unlawful procession. Dressed in white outfits with walking sticks, the group headed by one Swaibu Sande, a resident of Kapchorwa started the journey early …

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Sex crimes to sieges: India’s controversial ‘godmen’

New Delhi, India | AFP | India’s self-styled “godmen” have legions of devoted followers but many are dogged by scandal and several have been charged or convicted of crimes. The latest example is Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh — known as the “guru in bling” — who was sentenced Monday to 10 …

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Bundu Dia Kongo BDK rebel chief escapes in DRC prison break

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa’s central prison on Wednesday, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government said. “Followers of the Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK) attacked Makala prison at dawn and broke out around 50 prisoners including …

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DR Congo detains guru leader of outlawed cult

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The Democratic Republic of Congo announced Saturday that it had detained the spiritual leader of the Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) movement, an outlawed group that has called for an insurrection against the government. A policeman and three BDK fighters were killed when the police …

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