Salif Keita fears for albinos as Tanzania poll campaigns hot up
Thursday August 27 2015
Malian afro-pop singer-songwriter Salif Keita speaks during a press conference on August 25, 2015 in Nairobi, ahead of the Safaricom Jazz festival 2015. AFP PHOTO | SIMON MAINA
At least 76 albinos in Tanzania have been murdered since 2000, with their dismembered body parts selling for around $600 (528 euros) and entire bodies fetching $75,000, according to United Nations experts.
Dozens more have survived having parts of their bodies hacked off.
“I am proud to be an albino and I am proud to be who I am,” added Keita, who runs a campaign to support people with albinism.