Led by charismatic preachers and self-proclaimed prophets, African churches are swelling with promises of miracle healings, signs and wonders. But in recent months, governments across the continent are trying to rein in these churches.
Since 2006, 164 people have been murdered and 264 maimed, according to Under the Same Sun, an advocacy organization for people with albinism based in Canada and Tanzania that tracks these cases. Many more attacks go unreported.
Among the migrants from Africa and Asia who are dying in European waters, there is a religious dimension: some of the migrants are Christians, unable to freely practice their faith in their home countries.