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Witch Hunts In Tanzania On The Rise As Vigilantes Seek Justice For Murders Of Albinos

Religion News Service / USA Today | Tonny Onyulo | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

TABORA, Tanzania (RNS) Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch...

Tanzania Bans Witch Doctors To Protect Albino People From Ritual Murder

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The government of Tanzania has banned witch doctors due to ritual killings of albino people for their body parts. The witch doctors reportedl...

Love in a Time of Fear: Albino Women's Stories From Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Chika Oduah

"It will be unto you if you give birth to a child like you," she says he told her. The "like you" was a reference to Grace's skin. She has albinism, a genetically inherited condition characterized by a deficit in melanin production that leaves albinos with pale skin, usually light, sometimes reddish eyes and blond hair.

Gina Ryder

Diego Ravier: Albinos in Africa Show Us Human Dignity | Gina Ryder | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

If you are intensely misunderstood, you want Diego Ravier to be your photographer. He doesn't just identity subjects to photograph. He helps his s...

The Albino Boy Who Was Lost into Thin Air

Pius Kamau | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices
Pius Kamau

It is hard to imagine that an airline can lose a child. But that's precisely what seems to have happened to a three-year-old albino boy. It is this regret that has driven my pursuit to find out who this child was and whatever happened to him.

Thousands Lynched For Witchcraft In Tanzania, Report Finds

Posted 05.29.2012 | World

Over the past six years, more than 3,000 people were lynched in Tanzania by frightened neighbors who thought they were witches, according to a new rep...

Three Year Old Albino -- Victim of Witchcraft Sacrifice

Pius Kamau | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Pius Kamau

What is so true about this tragedy is that so few people know about the plight of Tanzanian and other African albinos. And those who know only pay lip service to it.

Tanzania Albinos Murdered Or Raped As AIDS "Cure"

Posted 07.05.2011 | World

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Hundreds of albinos are thought to have been killed for black magic purposes in Tanzania and alb...

Tanzania Elects First Albino MP

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The election of Salum Khalfani Bar'wani, Tanzania's first albino MP, is being hailed as a breakthrough for those affected by the genetic condition in ...

Albinos In Tanzania Being Hunted For Their Body Parts For Witchcraft (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Nations has a horrifying video report about how albinos in Tanzania are being hunted in order to harvest their body parts. Albinos there h...

Africa's Albinos Killed Without Remorse

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOSTON -- Up two flights of stairs in a musty apartment in central Madrid is where an African man with a face as white as chalk has placed his hope fo...

Tanzanians To Name Albino Killers

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tanzania is launching a nationwide exercise urging the public to identify those behind dozens of murders of people with albinism....