Scores arrested in Malawi after mobs kill 8 suspected 'vampires'

Nearly 150 people have been arrested in Malawi and charged with murder or inciting violence in their hunt for vampires.

    Nearly 150 people have been arrested in Malawi and charged with murder or inciting violence in their hunt for vampires.

    Mobs are attacking people in what's being called a modern-day witch-hunt, they have killed eight people in the last month.

    Malawi President Peter Mutharika has sent the military to reassure villagers and asked any would-be "vampire hunters" to turn suspected vampires in to the police, rather than killing them.

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis explains.


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