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Rumors circulate in Liberia that water will turn to blood

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Rumors circulate in Liberia that water will turn to blood

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that Liberia's water supply -- already crippled by the country's civil war -- has been further harmed by superstition and rumors.

Posted: February 25, 2009 09:40   Comments: 2
Fighting the stigma and treating HIV across South Africa

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Fighting the stigma and treating HIV across South Africa

Mobile testing units offer free test results and spread the message that living with HIV is not a death sentence, but a chronic disease.

Posted: February 24, 2009 18:44   Comments: 0
AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

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AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal explores the stigma and denial of AIDS in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where the prevalence of AIDS is the highest in South Africa.

Posted: February 24, 2009 14:36   Comments: 2
Poverty preserves racial lines in post-apartheid South Africa

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Poverty preserves racial lines in post-apartheid South Africa

In South Africa, the system of apartheid ended 15 years ago, and since then, many of the racial barriers have broken down. But though they may be equal on paper, many black South Africans still feel unequal due to continuing poverty.

Posted: February 23, 2009 14:10   Comments: 11
Relying on Twitter for news of Madagascar’s political crisis

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Relying on Twitter for news of Madagascar’s political crisis

A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the scarcity of media coverage of Madagascar's political crisis, relying heavily on citizen journalists and social media networks.

Posted: February 20, 2009 08:26   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on China’s role in Africa

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Tune in: Online radio show on China’s role in Africa

A lot of chatter has surrounded China's interests in Africa. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show examined the roots of the China-Africa relationship dating back 50 years. Tune in now.

Posted: February 17, 2009 20:42   Comments: 2
Q&A: China fortifies partnerships in Africa

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Q&A: China fortifies partnerships in Africa

A lot of chatter has surrounded China's interests in Africa. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show on Tues., February 17 will examine the roots of the China-Africa relationship dating back 50 years. Ask your questions now.

Posted: February 13, 2009 17:25   Comments: 0
Reports: Sudan’s al-Bashir to be arrested for war crimes

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Reports: Sudan’s al-Bashir to be arrested for war crimes

The International Criminal Court may be close to a decision on whether to arrest and indict Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur.

Posted: February 13, 2009 10:37   Comments: 2
U.N. plans to vaccinate 20m African children in one month

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U.N. plans to vaccinate 20m African children in one month

Ambassador Morten Weltand, the permanent representative of Norway to the United Nations, discusses global immunization programs and progress toward reducing the world's infant mortality.

Posted: February 12, 2009 14:05   Comments: 0
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe shares power with longtime opponent

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe shares power with longtime opponent

Briggs Bomba of Africa Action and Mahmood Mamdani of Columbia University discuss Zimbabwe's future under its new unity government after the new prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, was sworn in by longtime opponent Robert Mugabe.

Posted: February 11, 2009 16:23   Comments: 0
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