Malawi's albinos are asking the government to declare the country unsafe for those with the genetic condition and help them seek asylum in other countries. Malawi's Albino Association says the continued killings of albinos over the false belief that their body parts are magic has made life too dangerous. In the past month alone, three albinos have been attacked, including a 14-year-old boy who was abducted. Lameck Masina reports.
Shaka Ssali is joined by Robin Renee Sanders, Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Aliyu Mustapha, Managing Editor of VOA Hausa and Idrissa Fall of VOA’s French to Africa Service. From Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, he is also joined by VOA’s Grace Alheri Abdu and from Dakar in Senegal Salwa Jaafari who is Executive Producer for VOA Afrique, they both report on the latest developments in their respective regions.