[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.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -If the world’s major agriculture companies go ahead with planned mergers and gain greater control of the way food is produced, farmers will face higher costs and food will eventually become more expensive to buy, a panel of experts said on Friday.
[Deutsche Welle] A new hydrotherapy center in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, is making an impact in the special needs field. Underprivileged children with disabilities now have renewed hope for better and free treatment.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -”I have no job here in Ethiopia. I want to build my home but I can’t because my family has used all the money.
[Deutsche Welle] After steady progress fighting hunger, the United Nations announced an increase in the number of chronically hungry people for the first time in over 10 years. Some 11 percent of the world’s population is affected.
[Deutsche Welle] The G20 presidency, Compact with Africa, the Marshall plan – never before has Africa had such a platform in German politics. But could elections change things? DW took a look at the German Parties manifestos.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -”Stigma and a lack of information and knowledge about HIV and AIDS across Africa means a huge number of people are getting left behind”
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Zimbabwe said Wednesday it is expecting more women who were trafficked to Kuwait to come back home.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Tepic -”You can do a diagnosis very fast, at a very low cost, and you don’t need to have a lot of knowledge of this equipment”
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cancun, Mexico -”This is very different from what we experienced in Liberia, Senegal and Guinea, where the outbreak was happening for the first time ever”