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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tanzania: albinos are “a walking deal”

Article courtesy of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

A problem that was originally confined to the Great Lakes region of Tanganyika is now spreading into mainland Tanzania. Two of the recent attacks on albinos took place less than 300 kilometres from the city of Dar es Salaam. The situation has been further aggravated by an increase in the value of a complete set of albino body parts – now fetching 200,000 US dollars....

Rukia recalls how that fateful night she had strapped Fatuma on her back as she went about her evening chores. She then felt a hard blow on her left rib. She quickly turned around only to see a man trying to hide a machete behind his back...

With a shaky voice Rukia tells how she came to understand that her husband was behind the attack...

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