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Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old abino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May.
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.
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.
Albino children whose limbs were hacked off by witch doctors now have new lives, thanks to US medicine and an international support network.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Rights groups in Malawi say albinos "must actively participate in political leadership" to defy hostility, as six candidates living with albinism are set to contest the elections next year.
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.
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.
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.
Police in Malawi reportedly arrested a 21-year-old man last week for allegedly trying to strangle to death a woman living with albinism.
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.
A woman living with albinism has had her hand chopped off in a gruesome attack in Malawi's Chipita District, a report says.
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.
Police in Malawi's Machinga District have confirmed the arrest of a woman who is suspected buying bones belonging to deceased albinos.
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.
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