Sunday, July 27, 2008

Albino murders continue in Tanzania

Police in Tanzania say another albino has been murdered so his body parts can be used in witchcraft.

It takes the number of albinos killed in the country over the past year to 26.

The man was attacked in his house by a group of men who used machetes to chop off his right foot and genitals.

Home Affairs Minister Lawrence Marsha says the Government is trying a number of strategies to protect albinos.

"We have gone to the effort of recording the names of people who are traditional healers, registering them throughout the country, trying to differentiate between those who are quack doctors and those who are actual healers," he said.

"We have done our best to try to educate the general public as to the dangers which are out there and try to educate the albino community with regard to ways that they can protect themselves."


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