Mozambican refugees wait for registration at Kapise camp in Malawi's Mwanza district January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Eldson Chagara
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A mob in southern Malawi burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones for use in witchcraft, police said Wednesday.James Kadazera, police spokesman for the southern region, said experts would conduct a postmortem on the bones in the bag "to establish whether they are albino humans or not".Albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic disorder, are regularly killed for their body parts, which are used in witchcraft rituals in several in African countries including Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.At least six albinos have been killed in Malawi since a surge in attacks which began in December 2014, although UN agencies put the figure at nine.Last summer, Malawi launched an investigation into the root cause of the albino murders, in a move backed by the United Nations Children's Fund.
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