Albinos Struggle for Love

People living with albinism face discrimination in many parts of Africa because they are "whites" born of black parents. For some Albinos in Cameroon, singing is a form of therapy that helps them cope with the stigma.

Photo: IRIN

An Albino boy carries a baby.

  • Tanzania:   Albino Community Praises Govt

    Daily News, 30 December 2012

    TANZANIA Albino Society, Tanga Branch has praised the government in the region for its strategic plan to protect albinos. Tanga has not recorded any albino killing since January,… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Albino-Stigma Medic Under Fire

    Daily News, 18 December 2012

    THE Rukwa Regional Commissioner, Engineer Stella Manyanya, has ordered the Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Salum Chima and Regional Medical Officer (RMO) Dr John… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Five People With Albinism Killed in Three Years

    Daily News, 29 November 2012

    BRUTAL killings and attacks on people with albinism (PWA) in some parts of the country have continued for the past three years, with statistics showing however that the acts have… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Ugandan Albinos to Be Declared Among Persons With Disabilities

    Independent (Kampala), 27 November 2012

    The minister for persons with disabilities, Suleiman Madada, has today said that Uganda is considering including albinos into the ministry of persons with disabilities. Madada told… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   No Albino Killing Incidences in Three Years - Official

    Daily News, 23 November 2012

    EFFORTS by the government and other stakeholders to stop killings of people living with albinism are paying off as findings revealed that in the past three years, no incident was… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Kagera Albino Society to Conduct Census

    Daily News, 18 November 2012

    THE Tanzania Albino Society (TAS) in Kagera Region is seeking funds to conduct a census of albinos in the region. Read more »

  • Rwanda:   He Married an Albino Against All Odds

    New Times, 10 November 2012

    HUYE-HOW would you react if your son brought an albino home to ignore your marriage blessings? Arguably, many parents (or other close relatives) would be shocked and would try to… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Policy Document for Albinos Ready

    Daily Trust, 5 November 2012

    The draft National Policy on Albinism has been submitted to the Federal Government with Minister of State for Education Barrister Nyesom Wike promising to make challenges of… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Conference to Address Albino Rights

    Daily News, 16 October 2012

    THE annual Professional Social Work Conference starts on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam with social work and rights of people with albinism (PWA) high on the agenda. Read more »