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Tanzania’s ‘Ghost People’: Putting An End To Albino Persecution

Recent incidents of grave digging of albinos highlight how more needs to be done to tackle violence.

Tanzania is slowly making progress in combating bullying and violence against albinos, but recent incidents of grave-digging have highlighted how more needs to be done to stamp out the persecution once and for all.

In Tanzania, those suffering from the condition are known as “zeruzeru” (“zero zero” in Swahili) and referred to as “ghosts” or “ghost people”. There are widespread myths that albinos have magic powers and they are being hunted for their body parts that can bring in up to $75,000.


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