Across Africa, people with albinism face discrimination and even murder. Brenda Mudzimu is trying to fight the stigma and to create awareness. How? With a unique new beauty pageant.
The movement of people in Africa is driving the HIV/AIDS rate up. In one city Nigerien authorities have included migrants in their program to curb and treat the disease.
In Kenya, gender-based and societal violence is on the rise. To tackle the problem, authorities are rolling out taekwondo programs in primary schools.
The International AIDS Conference has warned that advances in fighting the spread of the HIV virus must not be undermined. Stigmatizing those who have contracted the virus is dangerous and wrong, says Astrid Prange.
On top of having an incurable and live-threatening disease, hemophiliacs in Africa suffer rejection and discrimination. The reason? Widespread ignorance. Two activists in Ghana want to change all that.
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