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Tanzania’s Coming Election Raises Threat to Albinos

As Tanzania gears up for October 25 elections, the demand for good luck charms is rising. And so is the danger to albinos: Some people mistakenly believe their unusually white body parts hold mystical powers – perhaps enough to guarantee victory in the polls. Fear of being attacked for their limbs and other parts is driving albinos – people who lack pigmentation in their skin, hair and eyes – into hiding. They face amputation and even death. At least four have been killed since...

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