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Malawi: Gifted Lad With Albinism Cries for Help

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Lilongwe - Peter Benson Chirwa, 27, has albinism, but despite being disadvantaged at school because of his condition, he was tops in his MSCE examinations--scoring nine points.

Man with albinism escapes from death

Nyasa Times - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The average height 52-year-old, still haunted by events in February this year, is a man in a tide of people with albinism who are trying so hard to stay out of the focal lens of brutality from some human beasts.

Leucism—Not Albinism—Gives White Lions Like This Cub Their Unusual Color

Slate Magazine - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
160720_SCI_Light-Lion This grown lion (the newborn cub is pictured below) has white fur due to a condition called leucism. CatuZ/Thinkstock.

KZN cops urge parents of children living with albinism to be vigilant

Eyewitness News - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal police have urged parents of children living with albinism to be vigilant and do their best to protect them from human trafficking.

Tanzania: Shinyanga, Simiyu Parents Abandon Children With Albinism

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Mwanza - Hundreds of children with albinism in Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga regions have been abandoned by their parents and guardians, a scenario that might cause them grow up with psychological trauma.

Video: Misconceptions about albinism

Independent Online - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
In Africa, people living with albinism live in constant fear of their lives as they are treated as outcasts by their communities, and often “hunted” so that their body parts can be sold for muti.

Activists fighting against albinism myths live life of fear

News24 - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
This incident is not the first of its kind in Manguzi. Last year, people living with albinism in the area called for protection after a 20-year-old woman was brutally murdered in a “muthi killing”.

Child living with albinism in KZN escapes death

eNCA - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
MANGUZI - A KwaZulu-Natal community is grappling with how best to protect people affected by albinism. A traditional healer in Manguzi recently blew the whistle, after he was approached by a woman who wanted to sell him a child, living with the condition.

Relook into attitudes, policies on albinism

The Herald - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Discrimination by some teachers and fellow students affects the self-confidence and performance of students with albinism, often leading to them dropping out of school before completing their education resulting in very slim chances of carving a good ...

South Africa: There's Money On the Heads of People With Albinism

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
It has been over two weeks since four-year-old, Maneliswa Ntombela, a child with albinism, was abducted while he played with his cousin near his Esikhawini home in Richards Bay.

Tanzania: Public Advised to Assist People With Albinism

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
SOCIETY has been urged to support people with albinism so that they can access their important needs such as sunscreen lotion to protect them against sunburn.

Local Brewer with Albinism Erodes Stigma with Unforgettable Beer

Big News Network.com - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
KIRUMBA, LUBERO TERRITORY, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO The bar is small and constructed from plastic sheeting. Inside, customers are greeted by the aroma of mandale, a locally-cherished style of beer, and smiles from the owner, who has ...

Albinism: Facts vs Fiction

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
A lack of education has been the primary cause of human rights abuses against people with albinism in Malawi and Tanzania. AllAfrica presents this video examining the effects of superstitious beliefs over scientific data.
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Malawi: Woman With Albinism Attacked, Hand Chopped Off

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Chitipa - A 51-year-old woman with albinism in Chitipa was attacked early hours of Saturday by unknown people who chopped off her right hand.

People living with albinism

Fiji Times - ‎Jul 9, 2016‎
Fiji Albinism Project officer Afolau Daurewa said the estimated number from a study conducted in Palau showed the need to collect data on people with albinism. "This is a large number of people and we cannot confirm if there is this many people with ...

Malawi: Shafina's Poem Moves Crowd to Tears

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Lilongwe - She appropriately titled the poem 'the cry of a person with albinism' and by the time she had finished reciting it, the crowd was shedding tears.

Malawi Police chief says 40 more cops deployed in the north to fight albino attackers

Nyasa Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
“We urge the communities to work with the police to end the abductions and attacks on people with albinism. There is a fund for those who tip the police on the abductors and attackers,” said the soft spoken Kachama.
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Albino killings: ANCWL slams 'barbaric' acts

Independent Online - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Johannesburg - The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) on Tuesday said it was dismayed by the killings of people with albinism and the myths that muti made with their body parts could make users wealthy. This comes after an alarming ...

APM tells newly elevated chief to chase away rally seeking Malawi opposition

Nyasa Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
No one has ever become rich because of body parts of people with albinism,” he said. He said he was shocked to see pictures on television of a woman with albinism whose hand whose chopped of by body parts of albinism seeking thugs. The president ...

Sorrow, Horror & Joy: The World Through Brent Stirton's Lens

National Geographic (registration) (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
WEST BENGAL, INDIA: Legally blind Indian boys with albinism are photographed at the Vivekananda Mission Ashram boarding school in India.
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