Hunting Tanzania’s Albinos: A Continent Still Haunted by Superstition?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

One of Colonisation’s legacy, at least in the case of British Territories in West Africa was the understanding British Officials reached with locals steeped in superstition to stop performing rituals with human flesh. The British were careful not to upset the local culture of the people they indirectly ruled. However, more than five decades on, certain territories they once ruled are holding some of their own in fear and spiritual bondage. Be it modern day slavery as in Trokosi in West Africa or the killing of Albinos in East Africa, it is time we shed off aspects of our retrogressive culture.

Read a BBC’s under cover story of how albinos are being hunted for rituals in Tanzania