Breathing: a sigh of relief for Tanzanian Albinos

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Tanzania shields albinos from witchdoctors

Posted 3 hours 8 minutes ago

The President of Tanzania has announced measures designed to protect albinos from witchdoctors.

President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete says police have been ordered to hunt down the witchdoctors involved in 19 murders over the past year.

Officials say the witchdoctors have been murdering albinos to use their body parts in magic potions designed to bring people good luck.

It is estimated there are about 150,000 albinos living in Tanzania.