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After Abuse as a Girl, UN Albinism Expert Aims to End Ritual Murders

When Ikponwosa Ero was five years old, she couldn't walk down the street in Nigeria without being abused for having albinism — a lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes. "[In] five minutes, almost 50 people have said something, pulled your skin, pulled your hair or sung [abusive songs] to you," the United Nations' first independent expert on albinism said in an interview with Reuters. "I was wondering why was I born? ... How will I get to my adult years and...

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