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The Fight to End HIV Is Also a Fight for Women’s Rights

August 8, 2018 Julia Greenberg

The recipient of the International AIDS Society’s inaugural Prudence Mabele Prize, Duduzile Dlamini, is a reminder to the world that the rights of women and girls cannot be treated as an obstacle to public health.

Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent

June 21, 2018 Tshepo Tshabalala

Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.

Where Are the 47 Political Exiles Sent by Nigeria to Cameroon?

April 24, 2018 Chidi Odinkalu, Tem Fuh Mbuh

A vicious conflict in the Cameroon region has led to the secret detention and disappearance of 47 political exiles—who, in a breach of international law, were sent back to the country by Nigeria.