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Tanzanian albino body parts.  They are supposed to bring good luck.  Unfortunately they are killing and mutilating the albinos to get them.

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This is ridiculous; everyone knows handling the body part of an albino will transform you into an imp.

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This is evil.

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Part of me, a small, cynical part that I try to hide, really thinks that we should build a giant wall/dome around the entire continent of Africa, allow no one to enter or exit for 100 years, and then when the Africans have murdered/genocided each other and emptied the place out, turn the continent into a beautiful wildlife preserve. Because, let's face it, they do NOT seem to be able to manage their affairs well (to put it mildly).

Honestly, what the heck is wrong with some places that appear unable to modernize?

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Johnni , we are all africans

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So how do you verify that you have a genuine albino body part and not just a piece of some white guy?

Is there an insurance market here somewhere?

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Camello,
I hope you are being sarcastic with this comment: "why does the nyt care about tanzanians only when bad things happen to white people there?"

Otherwise, it is rare to read something so ignorant. These are not "white" people standing out in a crowd--they are native to their countries, with the same genetic code as their country-men and women, save the genetic mutation that leaves their skin without pigmentation. Get a clue.

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And you guys want to have a market for kidneys?

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