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'Society needs to learn to accept': living with HIV and Aids in Africa – in pictures

'Society needs to learn to accept': living with HIV and Aids in Africa – in pictures

Across Africa, girls and young women are disproportionately affected by HIV and Aids. Treatment remains out of reach for many pregnant women and mothers who have the virus, with stigma and
Opinion: The Starving Lands

Opinion: The Starving Lands

A section of a camp in Rimenze, South Sudan, where people displaced by war have fled. The United Nations says more than five million in South Sudan need food aid.

Who Will Be the Next African Dictator to Be Ousted?

Seven leaders in Africa have held power for over 25 years, and some may go the same way as Zimbabwe's Mugabe.
Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

John Bizimungu, a cobbler in Kampala, Uganda, has a cancer that has disfigured his right foot. He takes morphine for pain, but 25 million people worldwide die in agony each year without access to such
Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

John Bizimungu, a cobbler in Kampala, Uganda, has a cancer that has disfigured his right foot. He takes morphine for pain, but 25 million people worldwide die in agony each year without access to such
Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

John Bizimungu, a cobbler in Kampala, Uganda, has a cancer that has disfigured his right foot. He takes morphine for pain, but 25 million people worldwide die in agony each year without access to such
Can a GM banana solve Uganda's hunger crisis? | Alon Mwesigwa

Can a GM banana solve Uganda's hunger crisis? | Alon Mwesigwa

A law paving the way for GM crops is aimed at tackling the acute food shortages faced by almost 11 million Ugandans, despite experts’ fears over the technology After an afternoon drizzle, Ephraim
Chimpanzees can catch the “common cold” from humans—and it can kill them

Chimpanzees can catch the “common cold” from humans—and it can kill them

A spate of sudden deaths among a community of chimpanzees in Uganda was caused by the common cold, passed on by humans. A group of…
Uganda Lifts an Age Limit, Paving the Way for a President for Life

Uganda Lifts an Age Limit, Paving the Way for a President for Life

President Yoweri Museveni during a campaign rally last year in Kampala. Mr. Museveni is in his fifth presidential term.
The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in ColombiaThe year began with the inauguration of Donald Trump and
The magnets and light beams that signal an end to blood tests for malaria | Kate Hodal

The magnets and light beams that signal an end to blood tests for malaria | Kate Hodal

After missing lectures due to malaria, a Ugandan engineer came up with a low-cost device to speed up diagnosis of one of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest killers Malaria is the leading cause of death in
The world’s youngest continent will keep being run by its oldest leaders

The world’s youngest continent will keep being run by its oldest leaders

When former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, 93, was unceremoniously marched out of the office he held for 37 years, hope remained that the moment last…
How the sun's rays can keep food chilled: fighting waste in Africa

How the sun's rays can keep food chilled: fighting waste in Africa

Two low-tech innovations for storing fruit and vegetables could help save some of the food that goes to waste in a continent where millions are hungryFood waste in Africa is a serious issue. Half of
'Now Katine is famous': how a Guardian project wrought change in rural Uganda | Liz Ford

'Now Katine is famous': how a Guardian project wrought change in rural Uganda | Liz Ford

Joyce Abiro was once another farmer struggling to grow and sell crops in a remote part of Uganda. Now, a decade after the inception of a Guardian-supported scheme to help her community, she is more
Abducted at nine to be a girl soldier for Kony: 'Now people call me a killer' | Samuel Okiror

Abducted at nine to be a girl soldier for Kony: 'Now people call me a killer' | Samuel Okiror

A former Lord’s Resistance Army fighter feels marginalised and abandoned, failed by the Ugandan government after broken promises of help and supportWhen Agnes Acayo escaped from the rebel group who
Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong official, pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges that he tried to bribe two African officials in exchange for oil rights for a Chinese energy company.
Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong official, pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges that he tried to bribe two African officials in exchange for oil rights for a Chinese energy company.
Doctors in Uganda warn 'crisis level' blood shortage is putting lives at risk

Doctors in Uganda warn 'crisis level' blood shortage is putting lives at risk

Government urged to increase funding as hospitals are forced to cancel operations and health ministry launches push for donorsUganda is grappling with a critical shortage of blood that is affecting
American Sh*thole

American Sh*thole

The biggest problem with many African countries is that they're led by men like Trump.

Travel the World With a Monthly Coffee Club Subscription

Austin-based start-up Atlas Coffee Club is a coffee of the month club offering up beans from around the world that people can't find at their grocery store.