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Tanzania moves to halt albino murders

Tanzania has revoked the licenses of all its traditional healers in a bid to halt the killings of albinos whose body parts are used for witchcraft. At least 40 albinos have been killed since the middle of 2007. Around 90 people have been arrested over the past few months suspected of involvement in killing albinos or trading their body parts. Albinos lack pigment in their eyes, skin or hair, making them vulnerable to skin cancer and burns in Africa’s sunny climate. They have always had a difficult time of it but, since witch doctors started using their body parts a few years ago, their lives have become hell.(Full Story)

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