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Illegal trade in body parts threatens Africans with albinism

Religion News Service - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Melissa Stanford was 7 years old when her sister Mariamu was brutally attacked and lost both of her arms. Today Melissa is in sixth grade and dreams of becoming a lawyer to advocate for rights of people with albinism. Photo courtesy of Global Sisters ...

Tanzania is still Failing to Protect its Children who Live with Albinism

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
People living with albinism are vulnerable to attack, mutilation - and murder. This means they're not able to freely and comfortably conduct day-to-day activities such as attending school.
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Ritual murders of people with albinism in Malawi must end

Amnesty International USA - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The mutilated body of Eunice Phiri, a 53-year-old woman with albinism, was found on January 28 in the Kasungu National Park.

Protecting children living with albinism

The Herald - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Albinism is much more prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa than in other parts of the world. Estimates suggest that as many as one in 1 400 people in Tanzania are affected.

Ritual murders of people with albinism must end

The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The killing of a woman with albinism in Malawi highlights the government's shocking failure to protect the right to life and personal security of this vulnerable minority, said Amnesty International.

Tanzanian Teen Attacked For Having Albinism Gets New Prosthetic Arm

LittleThings (blog) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
A hereditary disorder characterized by the absence of melanin, people living with albinism face an increased risk of a number of medical complications including skin cancer and blindness.
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19 face death penalty over albino killings in Tanzania

Anadolu Agency - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Last year, the government formed a tripartite committee involving government officials, people with albinism, witch doctors who are believed to have a hand on albino killings and other stakeholders, as a strategy to combat attacks and killings of ...

Something Wild: There's a Difference Between Adaptation and Anomaly

New Hampshire Public Radio - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
You may be familiar with albinism; it refers to a group of rare inherited disorders affecting the amount of pigment found in an animal's skin, hair and eyes.

Rare salamander lays eggs in Slovenia cave

EarthSky - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Even though their thin translucent pale skin may indicate albinism, a condition where an organism does not have pigmentation, olm are able to produce melatonin that turn them darker in prolonged exposure to light.
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Extremely Rare Albino Turtle Discovered On Australian Beach

Tech Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
According to Dr. Col Limpus, chief of the Threatened Species Unit of Queensland, albinism in turtles is very rare and may occur in one in many hundreds of thousands of eggs.

Grand project for special children takes off

Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
“The Diocese in collaboration with partners and stakeholders planned the project with the main purpose of providing secondary education needs to the youth with disabilities, particularly those with physical impairment including children with albinism ...

Albino killers 'punished heavily'

Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
DEPUTY Minister for Home Affairs, Hamad Masauni told the august House here yesterday that a total of 133 suspects have been apprehended out of whom 19 were condemned to death after they were convicted of killing people with albinism. 0 Comments.

Malawi government slammed over ongoing albino killings

Malawi24 - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The Malawi government has come under fire from Amnesty International for putting little effort in protecting people with albinism in the country. In a press release titled “ritual murders of people with albinism in Malawi must end” that was published ...

Matters of race, refugees and change

Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
A racist will not be pacified by albinism. So racism is more complicated than skin colour. What is it? Why did the xenophobic attacks against other black Africans happen in South Africa (whatever xenophobic means!

Rare Albino Sea Turtle Hatchling Spotted (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The recessive gene that causes albinism can make it harder for wild animals to survive, weather.com reported in 2013, in part because albino animals lack their natural camouflage, making them an easy target for predators.

18 Fantasy Series To Start After 'Glass Sword'

Bustle - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
She's an American-born Nigerian whose albinism keeps her isolated. But when a vision of the future reveals the powers that lie hidden within her, Sunny is thrust into a world of magic and mystery that might be more dangerous than the one she left behind.
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Meet Alby, Rare albino turtle found in Australia is new internet sensation! See Pictures

India.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Alby is one of 122 hatchlings and in fact albino turtles only occur every once in hundreds of thousands of eggs. But albinism poses serious life threat to Alby, Leigh Warneminde said, “Albino turtles are not well suited to the environment; because of ...

Wow! It's a white hawk

Brantford Expositor - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
You can find more info about leucism and albinism from the following link provided by Jody Allair. http:www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/gbw/gardens-wildlife/garden-birds/behaviour/plumage/leucism.

Tanzania: Let's Up Efforts Against Beliefs in Witchcraft

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
It is disheartening that we still have among us people who relate every incident to witchcraft, which explains why our compatriots born with albinism live in constant fear of agents of witchdoctors who cheat their clients that body parts of albinos ...

UN Committee: Many African Countries Not Respecting Children's Rights

Voice of America - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Committee Chair Benyam Mezmur tells VOA albinism often is linked to political elections because it is thought the body parts of children with this condition bring good luck.
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