Albino attacks drop in Tanzania, but grave vandalism rises: NGO

2017-11-16 10:33

Tanzania has seen a decrease in attacks on albinos, whose body parts are often sought for witchcraft, but has seen an increase in their bodies being exhumed, a local NGO says.

Trade in body parts of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction

2017-09-20 15:35

An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African, writes The Conversation.

New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted

2017-06-27 16:34

Albino children whose limbs were hacked off by witch doctors now have new lives, thanks to US medicine and an international support network.

Malawi's slow pace in dealing with attacks against people with albinism slammed

2017-04-20 12:00

A rights group in Malawi has reportedly slammed the government's slow pace in prosecuting those who have been accused of persecuting and killing people who have albinism.

Two albino brothers 'severely injured, battle for their lives' after attack

2017-03-05 17:30

Two brothers with albinism are reportedly battling for their lives at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi after they were "severely injured" following an attack by unknown assailants.

Malawian man arrested for trying to abduct albino girl

2016-08-01 11:00

A man has been arrested in Malawi's Lilongwe District following claims that he had been plotting the abduction of an 8-year-old albino girl for the purpose of selling her bones on the black market.

No death penalty for albino killers, Mutharika says

2016-07-04 12:30

President Peter Mutharika has insisted that he will not institute the death penalty against those found guilty of murders perpetrated on citizens living with albinism in Malawi, a report says.

Malawian MP claims albino 'terrorism' is part of opposition plot

2016-06-23 12:13

A parliamentary official for Malawi's ruling party has claimed that criminals targeting albino nationals may be part of a deadly opposition political strategy, a report says.

Malawi rules against death penalty for albino killers

2016-06-20 11:43

Malawi has ruled out the implementation of the death penalty against killers of people with albinism, saying that such legislation would go against human rights agreements that the country has entered into, according to a report.

Malawian media told to stop reporting on albino attacks

2016-06-09 11:28

Media houses throughout Malawi have reportedly been urged to halt coverage on albino attacks in the country, Malawi24 reports.


Three men found guilty of exhuming body of albino girl,16, for witchcraft rituals

2017-11-02 10:30

A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism - for traditional rituals, says a report.

Brain harvested from murdered Mozambique albino boy

2017-09-16 19:30

A 17-year-old albino boy was killed and his brain removed for what is believed to be use in witchcraft in Mozambique, reports say.

Mozambique warns of ritual attacks against bald people

2017-06-07 09:30

Police in Mozambique have warned that bald people could be the targets of ritual attacks, after the brutal killing of two men whose body parts were to be used in witchcraft.

Albino woman rescued by hubby as attackers try to 'strangle her to death'

2017-03-13 10:00

Police in Malawi reportedly arrested a 21-year-old man last week for allegedly trying to strangle to death a woman living with albinism.

Albino boy, 17, choked, hit with sharp object in brutal murder

2017-01-13 10:10

Rights group Amnesty international has condemned the brutal killing of a 17-year-old boy with albinism, who was choked and hit with a sharp object in southern Malawi.

Malawian albino woman's hand chopped off in attack

2016-07-18 12:40

A woman living with albinism has had her hand chopped off in a gruesome attack in Malawi's Chipita District, a report says.

Malawian musicians march against albino killings

2016-06-28 14:13

Musicians in Malawi have held a solidarity march over the weekend to highlight the scourge of murders affecting people living with albinism in the country.

Malawian police nab albino bone buyer

2016-06-22 12:08

Police in Malawi's Machinga District have confirmed the arrest of a woman who is suspected buying bones belonging to deceased albinos.

Malawi's Mutharika declares war against 'terrorists' who kill albinos

2016-06-14 12:21

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has declared war against "terrorists" who kill albinos, claiming that his administration will win the war against them, a report says.

Malawi albinos face 'unprecedented' killings

2016-06-07 20:57

Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an 'unprecedented wave of brutal attacks', Amnesty International says, blaming police for failing to tackle a scourge fuelled by ritual practices.

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