Via Cabinet of Wonders comes report of killings of the disabled in Ghana, possibly for magical purposes, this after some discussion of the murder of persons in Tanzania suffering from the albino (recessive) gene (or genes), reported on by the BBC. The Tanzanian government traces the murders to the practices of witch doctors.
"This is senseless cruelty. It must stop forthwith," Jakaya Kikwete said on television, AFP news agency reports. "I am told that people kill albinos and chop their body parts, including fingers, believing they can get rich when mining or fishing," he said....The BBC's Vicky Ntetema in Dar es Salaam says there is a widespread belief in Tanzania that the condition is the result of a curse put on the family.