Madagascar:Red Cross Warns Stigma Could Worsen Madagascar Plague Outbreak

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak.

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Zimbabwe:The Blame Game – What Mugabe’s Been Playing Since 1980

[allAfrica] As Zimbabwe’s economy has gone from bad to worse in recent years, Robert Mugabe’s political and physical demise has been predicted many times but he has always confounded his many critics – so far at least. He has been seen as a revolutionary hero, fighting white minority rule for the freedom of his people, but some┬árank him among the continent’s worst.

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Africa:#MeToo – Good Men Should Not be Quiet Spectators

[allAfrica] The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week has crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a register

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