Latest News December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015
news From All Africa
- Africa: The Region Where Aids Infections Are Dropping
[Al Jazeera] The African continent is the only region to have recorded a consistent drop in new HIV infections since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
- Cameroon: Cameroon's Anti-Aids Activists Battling Stigma and Drugs Shortage
[Deutsche Welle] World AIDS Day seeks to unite people in the fight against HIV, show support for those living with the virus and commemorate those who have died. In Cameroon, there is a shortage of life-saving anti-retroviral drugs.
- Tanzania: Farmers in the Shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro Struggle With Climate Change
[RFI] Mount Kilimanjaro, the symbol of Africa, stands majestic in the northeastern part of Tanzania, where people have benefitted from its largesse for many decades. But its bounty has been diminished for some time, as some of the snow-fed springs that trickle down the mountain have come to a halt with less snow – causing problems for the small-scale farmers who cultivate the rich soil outside the national park, including in Mweka village, some 1600 metres above sea level.
- Kenya: Chinese University Seeks to Boost Water Treatment in Kenya
[Focac] Naivasha -A Chinese university has partnered with a Kenyan company to improve water treatment and management in Kenya through the introduction of modern technology.
- South Africa: This School Has 300 Students and No Running Water
[GroundUp] Mahlubini Junior Secondary School near Cofimvaba has close to 300 students, no electricity in the classrooms and no running water.
- Mozambique: Mozambique Confirms It Is Land Mine Free
[AIM] London -Mozambique has formally confirmed that it is free of land mines. The declaration was made at a meeting in Geneva of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, commonly known as the Ottawa Convention
- Tanzania: Fresh Polls in Zanzibar ;Cannot Be Avoided'
[Citizen] Zanzibar -The ruling CCM said yesterday the ongoing talks between the opposition leader Seif Sharif Hamad and Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein will not in any way lead to announcement of the cancelled election results.
- Africa: Ending Aids Depends On Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
[Gender Links] Johannesburg -One of the ten targets in the UNAIDS fast track strategy to End AIDS by 2020 released in October is that “90% of women and girls live free from gender inequality and gender-based violence to mitigate risk and impact of HIV”.
- Africa: Kenyan Professor Receives Prestigious Award for HIV Research in Africa
[Key Correspondents] Kenyan Professor Elizabeth Bukusi has received the 2015 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum Distinguished Scholar Award for making significant contributions to the science and development of biomedical HIV interventions in Africa.
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