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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…
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 Apr 2019
Tanzanian albinos said Sunday they were living in fear of their lives after the remains of an albino were exhumed in what they said was a "bestial" and "barbaric" act.
8 Mar 2019
Malawi’s president, Peter Mutharika, on Friday appointed a commission of inquiry to probe a spate of attacks, abductions and killings of people with albinism. The panel, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Robert Chinangwa, will submit its report to Mutharika by April 30, the president's office said. The announcement came after mounting criticism of Mutharika…
8 Jan 2018
A Court in Malawi on Monday sentenced a man who kidnapped a four-year-old albino boy in absentia to 21 years in prison.
14 Sep 2017
A Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Justice U.I. Bello, yesterday cautioned Nigerians to stop discriminating against persons with albinism.
12 Sep 2017
The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Justice Ishaq Bello has called for the protection of People Living with Albinism (PWA), saying “they are legitimate citizens of the country”.
8 Jun 2016
The rights group says, attacks against people with albinism increased sharply and gangs are seeking body parts to sell for use in witchcraft.
1 Jun 2016
Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has told the BBC he feels ashamed by the attacks on albinos in his country and says the church needs to help stop them.
26 May 2016
Stronger laws are needed to protect albinos in Malawi from senseless attacks, civil rights campaigners stressed as several hundred people participated in a march to parliament in Lilongwe.
14 May 2016
Ifeoma Adefemi’s story reads like a scene in a drama. It is strange but true. She is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Ado Ekiti who is one of the leading ...

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