Albinos in several African countries have long been hunted, attacked, and even killed for their body parts, thought to bring good luck and make for powerful witchdoctors’ potions. Recently, the southern African nation of Malawi has seen a devastating surge in these attacks.
“Stylish” is seldom the first word that comes to mind when we think of our elders, but that couldn’t be further from the truth for the grandpas featured in Osborne Macharia’s latest…
A REGION-WIDE DROUGHT and crippling economic conditions have led officials in Zimbabwe to sell off wild animals, Reuters reported.
On Tuesday, representatives from the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said that people “with the capacity to acquire and manage wildlife” — along with enough land to hold the animals — should “register an interest” with them.
In the 1980s, the volatile political landscape in the Horn of Africa — borne primarily by famine and civil war between the brutal Derg regime and the people of Ethiopia — brought about the deaths of hundreds of thousands. By 1990, over 1 million refugees from the Horn of Africa would flee the region, and one area that hosted several refugee camps for the displaced was Sudan.
Photographer Frank Keillor visited some of the refugee camps in central and eastern Sudan during the mid-’80s in order to document living conditions there. While wealthy countries and NGOs shipped food and supplies to the camps, there still wasn’t enough for everyone. What was delivered was sometimes held up by red tape, and famine sometimes hit the camps.
In other ways, some camps actually offered refugees a sense of normalcy, even allowing children to go to “school.” Keillor’s photographs –- while taken at some of the seemingly better organized camps — tell that story:
All photos via Frank Keillor.