Six albinos to contest Malawi’s 2019 elections

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Malawi's President Bingu Wa Mutharika. Reuters

BLANTYRE, (AFP) – Six candidates living with albinism will contest the elections next year, a rights groups has said, defying hostility in Malawi where 21 albinos have been murdered since 2014. Association of People with Albinism (APAM), in confirming this, said: “This is one way of breaking out of that eggshell where we will put some of our members in decision-making organs.” Of the 600 cases of violence against albinos in 28 African countries, Malawi accounted for nearly a third.

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