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Published on December 9, 2010 No Comment

All the neighbours of Sudan are watching. Africa is watching. The whole world is watching. However, the Southerners strongly believe it is more to do with them and not the world.

Published on July 10, 2010 No Comment

When Allan Paton penned his novel, “Cry the Beloved Country,” it was hailed for clearly mirroring the racial divide against a downtrodden populace.

Published on June 18, 2010 No Comment
Party hearty, but beware of HIV

It is six o’clock in the evening in the village of Mabukweni, in northeastern Tanzania’s Mkinga district, where Mbaruku*, 21, is looking forward to celebrating a friend’s wedding at an all night party; he is sure he will meet a girl there to have sex with.

Published on April 8, 2010 No Comment
Too much work, too little school

Malindi fish market in Zanzibar’s Stonetown is a bustle of economic activity, but the prospect of a quick buck attracts too many children who should be in school, say activists.

Published on March 16, 2010 No Comment
Mapping truckers’ route to the health centre

New maps pin-pointing the exact location of “wellness centres” in sub-Saharan Africa are improving truck drivers’ access to treatment and care for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Published on February 23, 2010 No Comment
Pensioners step in to plug medical gaps

Elias Sempindo, 72, thought he would spend his twilight years doting on his grandchildren; instead, the retired medical officer is back treating patients at a clinic in Morogoro, 190km west of Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.

Published on January 24, 2010 No Comment
Floods affect 28,000 in central regions

At least 28,000 people are dependent on emergency food and other relief supplies in the central Tanzanian regions of Dodoma and Morogoro following floods, which also damaged transport infrastructure, according to officials.

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