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Religion in Africa

Sorcerer's House Explodes During Supposed Healing Ritual

AP | GILLIAN GOTORA | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Police in Zimbabwe said Wednesday they found traces of explosives at a tribal sorcerer's house where a massive blast killed six pe...

Prosperity Gospel Attracts Many African Christians

Samuel Okocha | Posted 11.02.2012 | Religion
Samuel Okocha

In a continent where many churches are growing by emphasizing both the material and spiritual benefits of faith, Segun Ilori and Tedius Makwari represent different faces of a religious movement that can evoke both spiritual revival and disillusionment.

V. S. Naipaul's "Gloomy Clarity" About Africa and Himself (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn't disguise his melancholy or his frailty. Still, his inquisitorial eye and his magic with a prose sentence have not abandoned him, nor the organ tones of his mesmerizing voice.

Survey Finds Africa Is Most Religious Part Of World

Religion News Service | Chika Odoua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Researchers say they've found the most religious place on Earth--between the southern border of the Sahara Desert and the tip of Sout...