Tanzania criticises film documenting attacks on albinos for witchcraft

2015-10-16 17:22

The Tanzanian government has criticised a documentary about attacks on albinos that opens in the US, claiming the film is sensational, inaccurate, and ignores efforts to stop the brutality.

Salif Keita says Africa albino attacks 'unacceptable'

2015-08-26 07:40

African music legend Salif Keita has called for people with albinism to be protected, as Tanzania begins campaigning for general elections with fears growing over a rise in witchcraft attacks.

Tanzanian albinos terrified after attacks

2015-04-07 09:04

Their limbs hacked off and babies and children abducted or killed, albinos in Tanzania live in fear of another horrific spate of attacks against them ahead of elections in October.

7 held in Tanzania over latest albino attack

2015-03-10 17:29

Police in Tanzania say they have arrested seven suspects over a vicious weekend assault in which a 6-year-old albino boy’s hand was hacked off with a machete.

Tanzania's albino MP fears for life

2010-11-15 14:54

Tanzania’s first elected albino MP fears his life could be in danger in the east African country where albino hunters kill their victims and use their blood and body parts for witchcraft.


Kenyan albino attack as Tanzania elections approach

2015-09-14 13:31

Attackers in Kenya tried to hack off body parts from a man with albinism to sell for witchcraft, report say, rising fears of cross-border attacks from neighbouring Tanzania.

Malawi arrests 4 over albino murder

2015-05-20 12:26

Malawi police say they have arrested four people suspected of murdering an albino man five months ago to sell his bones for witchcraft.

100s of witchdoctors rounded up in Tanzania crackdown

2015-03-12 15:43

Over 200 people have been arrested in Tanzania as part of a nationwide crackdown on witchdoctors linked to a wave of albino attacks and murders, police say.

Albino girl kidnapped, killed in Burundi

2012-05-07 07:40

An armed gang has kidnapped, killed and dismembered an albino girl in what is Burundi's 18th such slaying in less than four years, officials say.

Tanzania elects first albino MP

2010-11-03 11:47

An albino has for the first time been elected member of parliament in Tanzania, a country that has become notorious for ritual killings of albinos, an opposition party says.

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