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Uganda Lubale Bamafamu Idinda, a traditional healer, lights a pipe in his shrine in Jinja, Uganda, to begin a ceremony meant to evoke spirits and ancestors. As part of the ceremony, he also shakes regalia such as calabash and chants to start communication with them. Bamafamu’s shrine, like many others in the country, is located next to a place of historical importance – in this case, where European explorers first found the source of the Nile River.