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Malawi: Police Assures Persons With Albinism of Protection

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Lilongwe - The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has assured the general public that police will work vigorously to get to the bottom of the abductions and killings of people with albinism in the country. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police responsible ...
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Mutharika tells BBC he feels ashamed with 'foolishness superstition' in Malawi: Wants Churches to protect people ...

Nyasa Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Asked how he feels being a President which is hunting down on persons with albinism in connection with beliefs centred on traditional medicine, Mutharika bluntly said: “I feel ashamed.
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Malawi Police arrest one for ridiculing person with albinism as 'mobile money'

Nyasa Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Kingsley Dandaula identified the man with albinism as Julius Ngangula from Mpando village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mpando in Ntcheu district.

Tanzania: Using ICT to Curb Attacks Against People With Albinism

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 19, 2016‎
According to available statistics, albinism affects around one in every 1,400 Tanzanians and nearly 80 albino Tanzanians have been killed since 2000.

Albinism health clinics

Fiji Times - ‎May 20, 2016‎
PEOPLE with albinism (previously called albino) in Fiji can have problems with skin sunburn, skin cancer and eyesight problems and are encouraged to take advantage of health clinics provided.
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Ambassadors inaugurated to advocate for persons with albinism

GhanaWeb - ‎May 19, 2016‎
“It is sad to note that although there have been reported cases where persons with albinism had been abducted and murdered for rituals or denied full access to society in some parts of Ghana, the government has taken no action on these issues,” he said.

Malawi Police Investigating Murder of Person with Albinism

Capital Radio Malawi (press release) (blog) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The development comes as abductions and grisly murders of people living with Albinism continue to raise apprehension in Malawi.

Stakeholders Agree To Protect People With Albinism in Malawi

Capital Radio Malawi (press release) (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The two sides met to respond to the abductions and killings of people with albinism which continue to take a worrying rise in Malawi.

Z ALLAN NTATA'S UNCOMMON SENSE: Cops, Culpability and Albinism

The Maravi Post - ‎May 18, 2016‎
If you are an albino, and your very life is threatened by ritualistic killings methodically being done by outlaws, I do not think that you can be comforted and start thinking all is well simply because you are invited to the State House to meet the ...
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Malawi – an Unknown Country in Africa- is Attacking its own People with Albinism

http://www.newsgram.com/ - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Malawi - an Unknown Country in Africa- is Attacking its own People with Albinism. People with albinism are targeted in Malawi and other parts of Africa because of a false belief that potions made from their body parts will bring good luck and wealth.

Having sex with woman in her menses produces albinos – Ayariga

GhanaWeb - ‎6 hours ago‎
Speaking on Class91.3FM's Executive Breakfast Show on Tuesday May 31 about discrimination against Persons Living with Albinism, as well as recent fears expressed by such persons in Ghana that they risked being targeted and ritually murdered by ...

Tanzania: Allegations of Abandoning Albinos Not True - Ntetema

AllAfrica.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
It was reported in the media in April that Ms Ntetema, who is at the fore-front in the fight against killings of people living with albinism (PWA), had allegedly abandoned three PWAs in her house in Mkuranga; one of whom recently went missing. The ...
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Malawi Police deputy IG Mwapasa calls for stiff sentences to curb abductions & killings of persons with albinism

The Maravi Post - ‎May 27, 2016‎
LILONGWE (MaraviPost)–Deputy Inspector General of Malawi Police Dancan Mwapasa has urged the Judiciary to mete out stiff sentences to those found abducting, killing and tampering with or exhumations of graves of persons with albinism to get their ...

Malawi: Committee Calls for Stiffer Punishment for Albino Killers

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Lilongwe - National Technical Committee on Abuse of Persons with Albinism in Malawi has called on the Government through the judicial system to lender stiffer punishments to those involved in the killing, abduction and exhumation of the remains of ...

Kalindo volunteers to kill albino killers

Malawi24 - ‎7 hours ago‎
Legislator for Mulanje south Bon Kalindo has volunteered to kill albino killers if President Peter Mutharika orders execution of people found guilty of attacking, abducting or killing people with albinism. The member of parliament, Kalindo who is well ...

Sacrificing albinos for political power 'sad' – Delle

GhanaWeb - ‎5 hours ago‎
Education is key in preventing politicians from using people with albinism for rituals during elections, Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Professor Edmund Delle has said, adding that government must protect albinos.

MCP demands stop on Sona debate, albino killing brought to Malawi parliament

Nyasa Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The killing of the 18th person with albinism comes during a week civil society groups are intensifying their calls to government to take the situation under control.

Frome charity celebrates 30 years of changing lives

Frome Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
“Myths about albinism fuel fear and sometimes brutal violence in regions of Uganda. Misguided beliefs that children born with the condition are demons or a curse caused by family wrongdoing mean that many people like Becky grow up in hiding.

Albinos are at risk in Malawi refugee camp, says Jesuit Refugee Service

Catholic Herald Online - ‎May 30, 2016‎
The death brought to 18 the number of people with albinism killed in Malawi in the past two years. Believed to bring wealth, the body parts of albinos are sought for use in magical rituals.
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