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Albinos in Malawi Face Violence Fueled By Superstition
Authorities in East Africa are cracking down on a rising wave of violence against albinos whose body parts are prized in black magic.
Mainasi Issa, a 23-year-old Malawian albino woman, carries her two-year-old daughter Djiamila Jafali as she poses outside her hut in the traditional authority area of Nkole on April 17. Albinism is a congenital disorder which affects about one in 20,000 people worldwide, according to medical authorities. It is more common in sub-Saharan Africa and affects about one Tanzanian in 1,400.GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP - Getty Images