Deadly Skin Trade Preys on African Albinos
A macabre concoction of superstition and economic disadvantage has fuelled trade in albino body parts. Among the victims of this gruesome trade, a 10 year old boy, Gasper Elikana, who is fatally attacked by an armed group in front of his family and neighbours. President Kikwete of Tanzania has responded to these murders by banning witchdoctor licenses but the ban was often flouted.  Courts are attempting to prosecute accused attackers but there is apprehension that the main criminals who send the attackers, remain at large.
Bates, Theunis
Albino; Albinism; Gasper Elikana; Tanzania; Government; Jakaya Kikwete.
AOL News: Accessed July 29, 2010.

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