Worldfocus contributing blogger Ayo Johnson writes about the high rates of HIV infection among women in Sub-Saharan Africa, who make up an estimated 61 percent of those living with the virus. He argues that widespread gender inequality increases women's vulnerability to HIV.
The South African government hopes to lower the rate of AIDS infection in a society where at least one in ten citizens is living with HIV. Also, the United States will provide South Africa with $120 million for AIDS drugs. For more on the global AIDS outlook, David Brancaccio speaks with Bertil Lindblad.
Two days after Americans feasted on turkey, Moroccans chowed down on lamb. Writer Aida Alami and photographer Leila Alaoui depict the celebration of the Eid Al-Adha holiday as celebrated in a traditional Berber village in the south of Morocco.
Top stories from around the world as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somali pirates seize an oil tanker; Honduras holds a presidential election; and the Swiss vote to ban the construction of new minarets to accompany mosques.
Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the fallout continues from the financial woes of Dubai World; an Irish report finds evidence of a church cover-up of abuse; and Cuba stages its first military exercises in 5 years.
Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll continues to rise in the Philippines from a massacre allegedly ordered by a clan close to the government. In Russia, a rare Siberian tiger tagged by Vladimir Putin goes missing.
Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.
Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll from a political massacre rises in the Philippines; scientists say climate change may cause conflict in Africa; and the Iranian president is in Brazil.
To take a closer look at the troubling issue of woman and AIDS, Martin Savidge talks with Nazneen Damji, Programme Manager of Gender Equality at the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Damji discusses the growth of AIDS among women and looks at the countries where women are most vulnerable to the virus.
Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Germany plans to have immigrants sign "integration contracts," Israel may be closer to securing the release of hostage Gilad Shalit; and political violence in the Philippines.
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