Monday, June 09, 2008

Seriously Africa, What the Fuck?

Stories like this make me give up on Africa,

  • Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania it has taken a wicked twist: at least 19 albinos, including children, have been killed and mutilated in the past year, victims of what Tanzanian officials say is a growing criminal trade in albino body parts.

    Many people in Tanzania — and across Africa, for that matter — believe albinos have magical powers. They stand out, often the lone white face in a black crowd, a result of a genetic condition that impairs normal skin pigmentation and strikes about 1 in 3,000 people here. Tanzanian officials say witch doctors are now marketing albino skin, bones and hair as ingredients in potions that are promised to make people rich.

If albinos had magical powers, why the fuck would they die in their 30's of skin cancer?

  • “This is serious because it continues some of the perceptions of Africa we’re trying to run away from,” he said.

    But the killings go on. They have even spread to neighboring Kenya, where an albino woman was hacked to death in late May, with her eyes, tongue and breasts gouged out. Advocates for albinos have also said that witch doctors are selling albino skin in Congo.

    “People say we can’t die,” he said, referring to a superstition that albinos simply vanish when they get older. “But we can.”

    Police officials said the albino killings were worst in rural areas, where people tend to be less educated and more superstitious. They said that some fishermen even wove albino hairs in their nets because they believed they would catch more fish.

Some of these mother fuckers deserve some malaria.


  1. It's to be expected. There are many villages across Africa that believe that raping babies will cure you of HIV/AIDS.

    No education = superstitions gone wild.

  2. They probably vanish because people are snatching them up and dividing their body parts.

  3. What scares me even more is that, when you think about it, we are not far so removed from this type of behavior.

  4. uhm, how are we to judge them? burning witches, holocaust, seperation of black people in usa. we've done some pretty fucked up shit, too.

  5. Many people in Tanzania — and across Africa, for that matter — believe albinos have magical powers.

    Where did you get your information from? you Ignoranus

    I can't believe how CNN has brain washed you guys, you know nothing about Africa so I suggest you shut up.

  6. Well know that you have given up on all Africans for what a few of them have done the rest of the world can give up on Black America for all the gang banging, drug addiction, and marital problems that are going on.
    Your donations of time, money and love thay were spent in educating these ignorant people and helping them track down the evil ones among them will be missed.

  7. this is ridiculous and just sad. but you have to remember that there are cruel people all over the world doing similar or worse things but we just don't know about it.