Tuesday, 3 February 2009

JK moves to reassure albinos

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

President Jakaya Kikwete has called for cooperation from people in Mwanza Region to curb albino killings saying the Government "will not retreat" in its war against the killers.

In his message to albinos in the region, the President said he was "deeply concerned" about the witchcraft-associated killings of both albinos and elderly people in the country.

More than 60 albinos and sympathisers in Mwanza demonstrated in support of Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda's recent tough stance against albino killers.

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