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South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth. They have…
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Kenyan girls invent app to end FGM

Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google's Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).…
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African innovators awarded for their inventions

Ten African Innovations were unveiled and rewarded at a ceremony in Ghana’s capital Accra as part of the sixth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa initiative by the African Innovation Foundations. The innovations were all targeted at…
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Jehovah’s Witnesses vow to appeal Russia ban

The Jehovah's Witnesses said on Tuesday it would appeal a ban on its activities in Russia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, saying it had exhausted all other legal channels. It was speaking a day after Russia's Supreme…
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Mother suffocates twins to death in a bucket

A Zimbabwean woman, 29, allegedly suffocated her new born twins in a plastic bag, placed them inside a 20 litre bucket of water, before accusing a traditional midwife of having killed them, reports say. According to NewsDay, Gladys Tsvuura…
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Ghana: Mental Health Patients Freed from Chains

The Mental Health Authority of Ghana has taken steps to release 18 people, including two girls, held in shackles at Nyakumasi Prayer Camp, a spiritual healing center in the Central Region. Those freed, some of whom have mental health…
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