March 24 was World Tuberculosis Day, so Worldfocus decided to take a deeper look at a disease that has long been a deadly threat. Tonight's Worldfocus special edition includes a piece by Debra Daugherty about how one South African community has combated the disease. Read more about this public health campaign in Cape Town.
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In October 2009, Uganda proposed a bill that would introduce the death penalty for those who are HIV-positive. In Malawi the first gay couple to marry openly was arrested in early January 2010 and faces up to 14 years in prison. Read how African bloggers have reacted to increased legal restrictions.
Worldfocus Mohammad Al-Kassim writes about the emotional soccer rivalry between Algeria and Egypt. The rhetoric is high, and the war drum beat is getting louder. Meanwhile, the Algerian government is helping to shuttle at least a thousand of its citizens to watch the match in Angola.
This week, two men in Argentina became the first homosexual married couple in Latin America. Although legal recognition of civil unions exist in various regions worldwide, there are only seven countries that permit the marriage of same-sex couples: the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden and South Africa.
Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.
South Africa's infamous Robben Island jail held more than 3,000 political prisoners during the apartheid era. Its most famous prisoner was Nelson Mandela. Surprisingly enough, the prison was also home to a football league. Al Jazeera English's Andy Richardson reports from Robben Island.
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.
In South Africa on Thursday, unhappiness about persistent poverty and shoddy public services led to unrest in some of the townships near Johannesburg. Yaw Nyarko of New York University says that many blame immigrants for taking jobs that might lead to a better life.