Nelson and Winnie Mandela, a day after he was released from prison in
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The early Nelson comes across as a man consumed by insecurity and ambition, plagued by inner strife and anger.
Women aren’t often given space to discuss the difficult aspects of motherhood.
Negative emotions, especially regret, are seldom expressed when talking about motherhood.
Joanah Mamombe, MP Elect for Harare West constituency, addresses media at a polling station.
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Women’s representation in Zimbabwe’s parliament has declined in spite of a quota imposed in 2013.
South African traditional healer Gogo Kamo uses technology to treat her patients remotely.
Using centuries of indigenous knowledge along with modern healthcare could benefit more people.
Sylvia Mdunyelwa in Langa township in 2023.
Not just a great jazz singer, Sylvia Mdunyelwa was also an activist, educator, broadcaster and actress.
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Contrary to popular views, it was not just uneducated and socially deviant individuals who were engaged in cannabis farming or trade.
TB is the single most deadly infectious killer of humankind. New research shows food and proper nutrition work like a vaccine against the disease.
People living with HIV need support from family and friends to overcome stigma.
When people living with HIV in Nigeria receive support from close friends, they are less likely to experience stigma and associated poor health outcomes.
Different strategies are required to save coastlines.
Coastlines need to be recognised as dynamic, shifting environments rather than as environments that need to be controlled and managed.
Residents of Accra were given financial aid during the pandemic.
COVID-19-related support only reduced the negative impact of the pandemic on financial capital, and not on the other forms of capital
In her artwork for the project, Christina Leputla depicted victims of domestic violence fleeing their attacker.
Pain in a thousand stitches; depicting a society where women live in constant fear of being attacked.
Faith Kipyegon won two gold medals at the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
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With three world records to her name, Faith Kipyegon is competing for two gold medals at the World Athletics Championships.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not faced official investigation or prosecution over his role in Operation Gukurahundi – 40 years on.
Genetic modification could make malaria-carrying mosquitoes harmless.
Methods that don’t rely on insecticides are needed to bolster the fight against mosquito-borne diseases.
Almost one in three teen mothers do not return to school. Cash incentives help get them back, but affordable day-care is essential too.
Rural women in Nigeria negotiate healthcare decisions with their partners.
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Rural women in Nigeria circumvent patriarchy to make decisions on their healthcare.
Mobile operators also offer money sending and receiving services.
The outcomes of increased financial inclusion in Ghana have been mixed
Telemedicine helps women avoid the stigma of abortion.
Manuel Augusto Moreno
Remote medical care gives privacy and no travel is necessary. What’s needed now is better access to technology. Language barriers also need to be broken down
Ghana’s national healthcare system is designed for all. But there are pitfalls.
Ghana’s public health insurance scheme was designed to provide basic care for all. But in reality those who would rather pay upfront than enrol get better treatment.
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, whose novel A Spell of Good Things has been longlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize.
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A Spell of Good Things powerfully explores polygamy, patriarchy, political corruption and poverty.