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African music legend Salif Keita and a Kenyan legislator Isaac Mwaura have called for people with albinism to be protected.

As Tanzania campaigns for Tanzania’s General Election kick off, there are fears of a rise of attacks on albinos for witchcraft purposes.

Some politicians have been accused of buying albino body parts for witchcraft and lucky charms.

At least 76 albinos in Tanzania have been murdered since 2000, with their dismembered body parts selling for around $600 and entire bodies fetching $75,000.

Keita said he hoped by speaking out, and through his world-acclaimed music, he could help provide a message to stop the attacks, which often target children.

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