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First-ever albinism contest held in Uganda

Uganda has held its first-ever beauty contest for people with albinism. Among the twenty two candidates from six districts, the judges chose 5 men and 5 women to represent Uganda at the Mr. and Miss East Africa’s beauty contest in Nairobi at the end of November this year.
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Osun election: INEC has shown readiness for 2019 – Observers

Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has said with the tremendous improvement shown by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Saturday’s governorship election, the Commission has proved it is now well prepared for the 2019 general polls.

Police arrest Malawi priest in connection with albino man’s killing

Police on Tuesday arrested a Catholic priest in Malawi in connection with the suspected murder of an albino man, in a case that has already seen a police officer and medical official detained.

Official: EU supports Albino Foundation with N70 million

The Albino Foundation on Monday said it had received 155, 838 Euros (about N70 million) from the European Union for baseline survey on the condition of People with Albinism (PWAs) in Nigeria.

Foundation wants social services accessible to albino

The Albino Foundation (TAF), has called on the Federal Government to initiate programmes and policies that will ensure persons with albinism have access to social services.

EU launches N4.3bn projects in support of Albinos in Niger Delta

The European Union ( EU ) on Wednesday inaugurated 956,000 euros (about 4.3 billion naira) projects in support of Person With Albinisms ( PWAs ), provision of water and sanitation management in the Niger Delta.

Zimbabwe’s first ever Miss Albino gets $85 as prize payout

Zimbabwe has crowned its first-ever “Miss Albinism’’ in a beauty pageant that aims to tackle the stigma faced by people with the congenital disorder.

Tanzania sentences 34 people to death for killing people with albinism

Tanzania’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said on Thursday at least 34 people have been sentenced to death by hanging during for killing people with albinism in the country.

Six jailed 20 years for chopping hand of albino boy

A Tanzanian court has sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in the hope of selling it as a witchcraft charm.

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