Fansidar, a drug widely used for the treatment of malaria in pregnant women is at risk of failing where drug resistance is failing-a study conducted in Sub Saharan Africa shows.
Walter Magaya, a self-proclaimed Zimbabwean prophet and faith healer has claimed that he has discovered a cure for HIV/AIDS, and cancer. The announcement has divided opinion, with critics accusing the Pastor of preying on the vulnerable, while others say his “cure” is simply a hoax, since it has not been independently, and scientifically tested.
Future Africa Forum founder and Zimbabwean entrepreneur Gerald Chirinda says the future is African. As Africa’s story changes, young people from the continent have the responsibility to get involved in changing the narrative.
African governments and their partners have a duty to prioritise the health of women and children through the provision of contraceptives.
Leaving no-one behind should mean focusing on both the abused and the abusers. This is the only way in which the 16 days of activism can be inclusive enough and ensure change for today’s and all future generations.
What happened in Zimbabwe has some of the hallmarks of how coups have been staged in other countries yet it doesn’t seem quite accurate to single it out as one. Debates are still going on about how to define the political situation but what is certain in Zimbabwe is we are witnessing the political ground shifting, in ways we never imagined.
Our WCW today is an activist from Zimbabwe. Talent Jumo describes herself as a dynamic and passionate feminist activist. She is the founder and Director of Katswe Sistahood, a young women’s organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She has more than 13 years experience working on women and health programmes, particularly on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS.
Our Man Crush Monday: Nasir Yammama is a multi-talented 27 year-old Nigerian creative technologist, entrepreneur, and nomad. He is intrigued by technology, design, enterprise, strategy, writing, art, philosophy, renewable energies, and agriculture. Well, a few words from us ‘Nasir Yammama, you are too much’.
Nigerian innovator Oshiorenoya Agabi is continuing to sail through new heights having recently unveiled a computer chip that can smell explosives. The computer which is based on mice neurons and not silicon could be implanted into the brain of future robots, training them to recognise danger via odours, definitely the next thing in airport security.