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Albino and proud: DR Congo first-of-a-kind festival promotes persecuted minority | Mail & Guardian Africa

1.9.15

Albino and proud: DR Congo first-of-a-kind festival promotes persecuted minority | Mail & Guardian Africa: At least 76 albinos in Tanzania have been murdered since 2000, with their dismembered body parts going for around $600 (528 euros) and entire bodies fetching $75,000, according to United Nations experts.

At a workshop on Friday, albino women got pointers on starting their own businesses. Dolees, a 23-year-old hair stylist and aesthetician in training, told AFP she was proud of being albino and planned to open her own salon.

“I am elegant. I am beautiful. I have a nice size,” she said. “God created me like this, why should I be hung up?”


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