Albinism

International Albinism Awareness Day: “shining our light to the world”
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African identities International Albinism Awareness Day: “shining our light to the world”

Today we celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day with the global theme “shining our light to the world”. People with albinism continue to face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. “The battle continues, but we are gaining ground,” UN expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism Ikponwosa Ero said.

5 year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra beheaded in suspected ritual murder in Mali
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African identities 5 year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra beheaded in suspected ritual murder in Mali

A five-year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra was beheaded in a suspected ritual murder for her body parts in Mali. Her murder has caused an outrage in her home village and on social media. Prominent campaigner on albinism, Malian musician Salif Keita has commented on the murder of Djeneba, and pledged to fight for her justice.