Thursday, 4 February 2010

ALBINO KILLINGS: Obama asked to put pressure on Kikwete

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Ray Naluyaga

An American Congressman wants President Barack Obama to put diplomatic pressure on the Kikwete Government to end the albino killings in parts of the country.

Mr Gerald Connolly, who is a member of Mr Obama's Democratic Party, has filed a statement in the United States House of Representatives, seeking support to compel the President and the State Department to act.

His move follows his meeting in the United States with Ms Mariamu Stanford, the Tanzanian woman, who was brutally attacked in Mwanza in 2008, losing both arms. Her plight has seen her become the human face of the campaign against the barbarism by some superstitious people.

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