President Barack Obama told a group of young African leaders on Monday that killing others to harvest body parts was a “foolish tradition.”
At the Young African Leaders Initiative summit in Washington D.C., President Obama was asked about the killing of Albinos in Africa and the harvesting of their body parts for ritual purposes.
“Persons with Albinism in Africa are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes,” a woman in the audience said. “My request to you is to raise this issue with heads of state of African countries to bring these atrocities to an end.”
Obama condemned the practice as “foolish traditions.”