Witchdoctors defy ban on selling albino parts

Police in Tanzania have recently arrested almost 100 people suspected of murdering albinos and/or selling their body parts to witchdoctors. Apparently the limbs, hair, and even genitals are used in some folk medicine. The government has responded by pulling the healers' licenses to practice. The healers are reportedly ignoring the ban. From BBC News:

"We have so many patients and clients who depend on us," (herbalist Haruna Kifimbo) told the Citizen (newspaper). "I believe it would have been better if the PM had consulted us before announcing the ban."

In the most recent case last Wednesday an albino man – named as Jonas Maduka – was killed in Sogoso village in the north-western Mwanza region.

He was reportedly eating dinner at home when some people called and asked for his help.

When he went outside he was strangled, before his assailants chopped off his leg and made away with the limb.

"Tanzania witchdoctors flout ban"