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12 Jun
Albinism, caused by a lack of melanin, the pigment that colours skin, hair and eyes, is a genetic anomaly that concerns hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, particularly in Africa.
5 Oct 2021
A 23-year-old Nigerian woman has fled ritual violence inflicted on her in her home country because she is an albino and now, she has graduated at Trento university in northern Italy. Speaking after becoming the first person to benefit from an asylum seeker university programme and graduate in Comparative European and International legal studies, Joy…
15 Jun 2021
The Federal Government has stressed the need for a concerted effort by nations to reverse the negative mindsets and socio-cultural stereotypes about albinism.
13 Jun 2021
People with albinism are just like anyone else, with the same lifespan and ability to reach their goals. Watching Onome Okagbare-Majoro and Ameen Olatunji Yusuf better known as Teejay Ameen, two persons living with albinism as they prepare for their shoot with The Guardian Life, it is easy to tell that they are not as…
21 Jun 2020
Albinism consists of a group of inherited abnormalities of melanin synthesis. Melanin is a pigment in the skin, eyes and hair that protects us by absorbing ultraviolet rays from the sun to prevent skin damage. With exposure to the sun, the skin tans because melanin pigments increase in our skin. In albinism, however, there is…
Amina Ependieva
8 May 2020
11-year-old Amina Ependieva is not your usual 11-year-old in that she easily stands out with her breathtaking beauty. Amina was discovered by Chechen photographer Amina Arsakova, photos of Amina stood out from others that Araskova has been posting. On average, Araskova's Instagram posts receive 1000 likes but when she shared photos of Amina, Araskova amassed over…
14 Aug 2019
A Malawi court has convicted and sentenced two men and a woman to death for killing a person with albinism, a judiciary official said on Wednesday.
4 Jul 2019
Around the world, the occurrence of albinism is as high as one out of three thousand. It is no news that people living with albinism are often times victims of societal ignorance and discrimination. The general populaces are almost totally oblivious of the harsh encounters that people with albinism (PWA) confront daily.  The Onome Akinlolu…
16 Jun 2019
Persons living with Albinism (PWAs), have little or no melanin in their skin to protect them from the harmful sun rays. Melanin is the agent of sun protection that naturally gives humans protection from the sun. The darker the skin, the more melanin it produces. The lighter the skin, the less melanin it produces. For…
28 Sep 2017
Albinism is the inability of the skin cells to produce enough melanin pigment in the skin, eye and hair, thereby making persons with albinism vulnerable to the harmful effect of the ultra-violet rays (UVR) from the sun.
17 Jul 2017
People with albinism in Africa face a range of prejudices and social stigmas. They are often dismissed as belonging to another race, or as ghosts or spirits. My research confirms this.

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