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    UN Backed Citizen Science Platform to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases

    With the summer approaching, so are the mosquitoes in much of Africa. Now a UN-backed global platform will align citizen scientists from around the world to track and control these disease-carrying species.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-05-27 12:57:40
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    Child-spacing: A violent dream for poor women in Zambia.

    “My curse is I have six children – all girls. He says he won’t stop making me pregnant each year till I give birth to a boy. If I drink child-spacing medicine, he beats me with fists and calls me a witch.”

    TICHAONA JONGWE | 2017-05-29 07:32:59
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    Zambia: leprosy sufferers find love in hospitals that cure them.

    86 year old Kenneth Samanenga and his wife Grace Kachana 76, are two leprosy survivors in Zambia´s oldest leprosy hospital. Both former patients have found love and raised children in the hospital that cured them in 1952.

    PAUL SHALALA | 2017-06-12 07:06:42
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    HIV-prevention ring wildly popular among teenagers

    Women and girls aged 15-24 account for a fifth of all new HIV infections globally. Nearly 1,000 are infected every day in sub-Saharan Africa. Infused with microbicides, the ring, which sits on the cervix, has been shown to cut infections by 56%.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-07-25 15:21:01
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    Zambia: social media lingo spurs HIV compulsory testing.

    On August 15, the hype of HIV/ AIDS boomed loudly again on Zambia when the president of the country announced mandatory testing for the disease. A catch-word, "Tipima", has evolved and it is making rounds on social media in all forms, basically to encourage people to go for compulsory HIV testing

    DOREEN CHILUMBU | 2017-09-11 12:03:22
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    Zimbabwe: dissident one-man playwright endures torture over banned plays.

    His name is Silvanos Mudzvova – 38 – and Zimbabwe´s most known dissident actor and playwright. He calls his art “an instrument to put brakes on Zimbabwe´s corrupt government.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-09-13 16:55:56

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