People with albinism in Malawi face 'total extinction'
Malawi's estimated 10,000 albinos face "extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in witchcraft, a UN expert has warned. Ikponwosa Ero said that the situation "constitutes an emergency, a crisis disturbing in its proportions". Her call came after two men received a 17-year jail term for murdering a 21-year-old woman with albinism. Ms Ero said Malawi police have recorded 65 attacks, abductions and murders of albinos since the end of 2014.