The attitudes of African Negroids to albinos have differed from country to country (Kromberg, 1985). Among the Fula people of the Sudan albinos lived on the charity of others, who gave generously to them to win favour from heaven. In Ghana and Dahomey albinos were believed to be under divine protection; in the Congo and Angola they were revered; in Kenya and Uganda they were perceived as curiosities and kept in the households of kings and great chiefs; and in Gabon they were deemed to be unlucky and were frequently killed.
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