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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.

Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression
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Africans rising Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression

What can black hair do? Ivorian hair artist Laetitia answered this question perfectly when she had series of photos of her hair in different interesting shapes. The hair artist explained in her Facebook post that the images are real and not photoshopped, as some would have assumed. Take a look as the fascinating images.