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[Published: Saturday October 18 2008]

TanzanianPresident meets albinos

DarEs Salaam, 19 Oct-(ANA)- Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has met albinosprotesting against the killing of members of their community.

Organisersof the demonstration in the commercial capital, Dar Es Salaam, urged thegovernment to do more to protect albinos.

About30 - some of them babies - have been killed over the past year.

Witchdoctorswant their body parts for potions which they say make people rich.

Dozensof people have been held in connection with the deaths.(ANA)

FA/ANA/19October 2008---

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