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Albino rights campaigner’s Kili triumph

Albino rights campaigner’s Kili triumph

Anyone who watched last night’s BBC4 documentary on albino-rights campaigner Josephat Torner can’t have failed to be impressed with the courage and charisma of the Tanzanian. Fighting deeply-held but tragically misplaced beliefs by villagers that by presenting albino body parts to witchdoctors they would bring good fortune on themselves, Josephat travels all around Tanzania to re-educate villagers, often at great personal danger to himself. The documentary culminated in Josephat’s trek up Kilimanjaro, a long-held dream of … Read entire article »

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