By Ogova Ondego
Published December 6, 2011
Albinos are still being murdered for their body parts despite pledges by the government to stamp out the practice over several years. Albino body parts command high prices due to belief that they bring good luck in business.
Although a handful of people have been convicted for the murders themselves, the paying customers who are fuelling this practice have so far remained anonymous. Africa Investigates reveals who is behind this dodgy phenomenon in the series that runs daily December 7-14, 2011. The series–titled ‘Spell of the Albino’–airs at the following GMT times: 22:30 (December 7); 09:30 (December 8); 03:30 (December 9); 16:30 (December 10); 22:30 (December 11); 09:30 (December 12); 03:30 (December 13); 16:30 (December 14).
Al Jazeera English broadcasts live to an estimated 250 million households in more than 130 countries. Launched in 2006, Al Jazeera English has been recognised for its distinguished reporting and programming, being named “Best 24 Hour News Programme” at the annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival and Best News Channel three years running at the UK’s Freesat Awards. The channel has also received awards from The Royal Television Society, Amnesty International and YouTube and has received nominations for international Emmy awards in both the News and Current Affairs categories. In the past two years Al Jazeera English has received the Royal Television Society Awards as the 2009 and 2010 News Channel of the Year.