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  • Health

    Mothers to Mothers: HIV+ mothers mentorship delivers healthy babies.

    When Babalwa Mbono tested positive for HIV in Cape Town, South Africa, 15 years ago, she saw it as a death sentence for herself and the child she was carrying.

    MARY MAXWELL | 2018-05-24 14:34:41
  • Development

    Meet the woman whose team saved 14 Million lives from HIV.

    Ambassador Deborah L. Birx has one of the most important jobs in the world. She oversees the U.S. initiative to end AIDS — the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2018-05-18 14:47:14
  • Human Rights

    Zambia: Two face 15-year jail term for gay sex accusations.

    A magistrate's court in the southern Africa country of Zambia has imprisoned two men over accusations of being gay and practicing homosexuality.

    PAUL SHALALA & RAY MWAREYA | 07 May 2018
  • Human Rights

    Zimbabwe: fearsome soldiers demanding free sex as coup reward.

    Rougue soilders force sex workers to give unpaid sex as rewared for carrying out 2017 coup that toppled Robert Mugabe from power.

    RAY MWAREYA IN QUEBEC, CANADA. (SENIOR REPORTER). | 30 Mar 2018
  • Health

    South Africa: study finds Emergency Hospital care key to diagonise hidden HIV.

    A Johns Hopkins-led study suggests HIV testing in a South African emergency department is an effective strategy to identify patients missed by current testing initiatives.

    RAY MWAREYA IN MONTREAL, CANADA & WTR EDITORS IN AFRICA. | 2018-03-21 15:34:41
  • Income

    Zimbabwe: Hungry women pitch camp at coal mine doors over husbands’ wages.

    Since 2013, the Hwange Colliery Company Limited, Zimbabwe’s biggest coal miner, has not bothered to pay wages to its 3400 workers, thus forcing 200 workers to share one toilet .

    WTR EDITORS | 2018-03-15 18:48:53

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