In Pictures: Hope for Tanzania’s Albino Attack Survivors

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In pictures: Hope for Tanzania’s albino attack survivors

  • 9 hours ago
  • From the section Africa

Some witchdoctors in Tanzania say that potions and charms made from albino body parts are guaranteed to bring success. This has led businessmen, politicians and others to pay criminals to kill albino people and cut off their limbs. A group of children who survived attacks, but lost arms or legs, has just been given prosthetic limbs in the US.

5-year-old Baraka Cosmas from Tanzania dances along as a video plays on a computer in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 21, 2015.Image copyrightReuters
Image caption Five-year-old Baraka Cosmas is now back in Tanzania after being fitted with a prosthetic arm.
5-year-old Baraka Cosmas (R) from Tanzania holds hands with Elissa Montanati of the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 21, 2015Image copyrightReuters
Image caption He and four other children spent three months in the US having rehabilitation and getting used to their new limbs.
12-year-old Mwigulu Matonage from Tanzania eats an apple as he does homework in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 21, 2015Image copyrightReuters
Image caption Twelve-year-old Mwigulu Matonage told the Reuters news agency that he wanted to be president one day, and he would condemn to death anyone who attacked a…

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