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The Ghosts Of Bigotry

The position of albino children and adults in many east African nations lends itself to perpetuation of unspeakable behaviors towards these innocent people. A prevailing belief in East Africa is that Albino bones can be used to ward off evil spirits and restore health, if not sexuality, to individuals. Three men finally were found guilty of murdering an Albino boy which human rights activists hope will restore some semblance of dignity for the rights of these oppressed people. There are about 17,000 albinos in Tanzania which most probably is the source of the genetic defect that leads to white colored skin.

At least 53 murders of Albinos have been recorded since 2007 in Tanzania and the government essentially has remained uninterested in these killings. Finally court of law has taken action. Hopefully, it will lead to some protection for the albinos.