AIDS

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2014
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By Befekadu Beyene, After high school Zinash Kidanu* dreamt of a college education, but her dream went unfulfilled until a job selling condoms changed her life. Being a member of a low-income family means life can be challenging. For Zinash, it meant her family couldn’t afford the cost of her c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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When a 23-year-old woman was raped and tortured to death in Delhi, the case captured the attention of the world. Two months later, a 17-year-old girl was raped and tortured to death near Cape Town in an eerily similar case, but hardly anyone noticed. In both cases, the women were gang raped, mutilate...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 28th, 2013
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haaretz Committee, led by Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, to check evidence that Ethiopian women were given Depo-Provera shots to prevent pregnancy − often against their will and without being informed of potential side effects. Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman is appointing a team to inv...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 18th, 2013
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(By Getahune Bekele, South Africa) The ragtag TPLF army’s chief-of-staff, the semi-lunatic Gen Samora Yenus is just moments away from meeting his maker as volley of attacks by opportunistic infections continue to ebb away his life. Since the Horn Times revealed his medical condition, the genocidal wa...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 14th, 2013
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(Editor’s note: Peter Tatchell’s blog first appeared on Huffington Post UK, and the human rights campaigner then submitted it to SDGLN.) Amid fears that Uganda’s notorious “Kill The Gays” Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be revived in parliament, the country’s Prime Minister, Amama Mbaba...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 14th, 2013
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By Justin Maker Bol, opinion During the civil wars, many South Sudanese people fled their country to neighboring countries looking for a refuge and better life for their families . They stayed at the UN camps as refugees and eventually got resettled to USA, Europe, Australia and few African countries...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 10th, 2013
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(PlusNews) – Major projected cuts in US government funding for Ethiopia’s health sector could greatly undermine the progress the country has made in the fight against HIV, authorities and experts say. “There’s an AIDS spending cliff in Ethiopia, and the government is already in free fall. Next ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 3rd, 2013
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In Ethiopia, where more than 1.2 million people are infected with HIV, disclosure of infection by patients is important in the fight against the disease. A new study led by a Brown sociology researcher investigates HIV-positive status disclosure rates among men and women in Africa’s second most...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Dec 4th, 2012
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By examiner Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Sunday denounced Pentecostal Christians as “false prophets,” according to the official government website. “Traditional churches – among them Methodist, Catholic and Anglican – conducted their services as instructed by Jesus,” th...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
Dec 3rd, 2012
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The African Union Commission (AUC) joins the global community in commemorating the World Aids Day today, 1st December 2012. Commemorative activities at the African Union headquarters was held for two days from 30th November to 1st December 2012, under the theme “HIV Free Generation in Africa is Possi...