Living with albinism in Africa remains one of the greatest challenges. Albinos continue to suffer from a heightened rate of stigmatization, ritual murders and sexual abuse. A disturbing report by Amnesty International summarizes the pain and torture that most female albinos across the African continent continue to experience.
“Women and children with albinism are particularly vulnerable to abductions and killings by criminal gangs, who see them as easier targets. Women also face the danger of rape and sexual abuse as a result of beliefs that having sex with a person with albinism will cure HIV/AIDS,” the report reveals.
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Despite the wave of torture and stigma, some African albinos have succeeded in living up their dreams to the fullest, proving to the world that a skin pigmentation defect can never be an obstruction to one’s self-actualization! Here are five such African personalities.