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Inside Kenya's Albino Beauty Pageant

Dec 07, 2016 | 547 videos
Video by Thomson Reuters Foundation

Across the continent of Africa, people with albinism face a great deal of discrimination and danger. In some areas, there’s a widespread belief that their limbs contain magic and they live in constant fear of being attacked by people who want to profit from selling their bones. To fight this stigma and persecution, the Albinism Society of Kenya organized the world's first albinism beauty contest. In the week leading up to the competition, the Thomson Reuters Foundation followed three young Kenyan contestants as they stepped into the spotlight.

Author: Nadine Ajaka

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