The ritual murders of albinos in parts of Africa: 6 things you need to know about the cultural beliefs

November 14, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Culture

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

November 14, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Culture

Albinos are victims of persecution in Africa from unsavory jokes to ritual murders. Photo Credit: Starrfm.com.gh

One of the most under-discussed subjects on the African continent is the persecution that is tailored towards people living with albinism (PWA).

The news of the dangers albinos face may often be reported yet the whys associated with the murders of people with a simple congenital disorder are postponed due to fear of challenging cultural beliefs.

This is rather unfortunate since the UN has identified the problem as having international dimensions.

Indeed, it is the refusal to challenge the cultures and the supposedly harmless jokes about albinos that aid the murders. In order to do these things therefore, there is a need to educate ourselves on some little known facts on the ritual killings of albinos.

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