Malawi's People With Albinism Begin 2021 With Fear of Attacks
As if the fight against a deadly second wave of Covid-19 is not enough, there has been reports of killings of people with albinism already in 2021, with the latest being in Mangochi, a township in the southern region of Malawi. People with albinism have been killed here and in other parts of Africa for the false belief that their body parts can bring good luck and wealth. Although some people have been arrested for albinism-related crimes, there are serious concerns about the inadequacy of police investigations, and perpetrators being dealt sentences not in line with the severity of the crime.
The commission is expected to investigate whether markets for body parts are driving the attacks, while also intending to create awareness among citizens of the heinous nature of ... Read more »
Police in Lilongwe blocked a protest march by the Association of People with Albinism from reaching Kamuzu Palace, official residence of President Peter Mutharika. The protesters ... Read more »
President Peter Mutharika has said that the United Nations will be sending two experts to investigate the attacks of persons with albinism , tracing the root cause of the ... Read more »
Malawi Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu has said the country's death penalty law that hasn't been used since the change to a democratic government in ... Read more »