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Kenya: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services That Connects At-Risk Persons to PrEP in Kenya

[allAfrica] Nairobi -In June 2017 the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their list of medicines deemed essential, these are drugs that every person should have access to, should they need it, no matter where they are. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection made it to that list. Kenya is the second country on the continent, after South Africa, to have introduced pre-exposure prophylaxis guidelines. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How Self-Care Interventions are Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Kenya

[allAfrica] Nairobi -In June 2019 the World Health Organisation published consolidated guidelines on self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health. It defines self-care as the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Battling HIV and Aids Through a Community-Led Approach

[allAfrica] Over the past 30 years, we have witnessed incredible strides to halt the spread of HIV, offering a future to those with the virus through advancements in treatment and care. However, it is a mistake to consider the battle against Aids as drawing to a conclusion. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: South Africa's Pepkor Pulls Out Of Zimbabwe

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African retailer Pepkor Holdings has announced that it will exit Zimbabwe after an economic crisis in the country hurt its performance, Reuters reports. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Reclaiming our Power - Reimagining the Global Agenda for Women and Girls

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Last week, world leaders gathered in Nairobi for ICPD+25 to celebrate 25 years since the 1994 launch of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) , a convening space that has advocated for the wellbeing of women and girls around the world and invested in their efforts to promote equality and reduce gender-based violence. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 96 Hours of Dry Taps For Bulawayo Residents

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The City of Bulawayo has moved to tighten its water rationing schedule from 72 to 96 hours a week as water levels continue to decline in its dams. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Africa Unite Concert Cancelled After Outcry Over Burna Boy

[allAfrica] Cape Town -All those who were looking forward to see Burna Boy perform in Mzansi are left with a heavy heart. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Disputed Funeral Claim - Family Bring Corpse to Insurer's Office

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A South African family brought a corpse to the office of insurer Old Mutual, eNCA reports. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How to Close the $42 Billion Financing Gap Women Face

[allAfrica] In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Minister Gordhan to Meet Striking Airline Unions

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A meeting between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and striking unions at South African Airways (SAA) has been called to mitigate the industrial action by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca), Fin24 reports. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Sahel Women's Project Shows Encouraging Results in West, Central Regions

[allAfrica] Nairobi -After five years of implementation, the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel program is producing satisfactory results. Authorities of the beneficiary countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ivory Coast and Chad, told participants at a session on Demographic Dividend in the Sahel was held on November 13 in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: African Youth Network Dedicates Award to UNFPA's Mabingué Ngom

[allAfrica] Nairobi -The  African Youth Adolescents Network on Population and Development ( AfriYAN ) network, was honoured for their leadership and commitment, and realizing the rights and making choices for all at the UNFPA Awards in Nairobi during the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) .And on receiving this distinction, the young activists dedicated it to Mabingué Ngom, regional director of the West Africa and Central Office of UNFPA, and also the designer of the movement #PutYoungP (AllAfrica)

Africa: Hold Your Govts To Account! - Plan International CEO After Nairobi Summit

[allAfrica] Nairobi's Bacary Dabo spoke with Plan International's CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, while attending the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) in Nairobi, Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Artists, Advocates and Phenoms - Africans Honoured on Time's 100 Next List

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The inaugural Time 100 Next list has revealed the rising stars who are revolutionising their respective fields and industries. Six Africans were among the prestigious lineup, making names for themselves among the artists, advocates and phenoms sections. Let's take a closer look at who they are. (AllAfrica)

Africa: 'Sexual and Reproductive Rights Are Not Up for Negotiation'

[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -Natalia Kanem, executive director of UNFPA, had a strong statement at the opening of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 12: "Reproductive and sexual health rights for women and girls are not up for negotiation, and we will protect and defend them". (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Miss South Africa Asks Men to Write Love Letters Against Violence

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It's not a secret that South Africa has seen high levels of violence against women across the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Drug Price Drop to Bolster African Countries' Fight Against TB

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A French pharmaceutical giant has slashed the price of a critically important antibiotic used to prevent tuberculosis, giving new hope of beating the disease to millions of people - including hundreds of thousands living with HIV. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Pope Wants to Visit South Sudan in 2020

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Pope Francis has invited the faithful to pray for South Sudan - and says he wants to visit the country in 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Medical Negligence in Nigeria Must End

[allAfrica] Oyin Gucci is a Nigerian woman whose Twitter profile reads, "I am simple. Was once a mother". A few days ago, she shared the sad story behind her bio. In a series of tweets, she narrated how she lost her nine-month-old son a few months ago due to negligence by a doctor at the General Hospital Ikorodu, in Lagos State, Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Incumbent PM Wins Five-Year Mandate in Mauritian Election

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The ruling Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) has won more than half of the seats in parliament, securing incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth a five-year term, Reuters reports. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Power Africa Plans to Electrify the Continent

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Andrew Herscowitz, coordinator for Power Africa, aims to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa within two decades. Speaking in a special briefing, Herscowitz said that tremendous progress had already been made and outlined how collaboration between different business and legislative bodies have contributed towards efforts. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Why South Africa's Parliament Must Cut Off Funding to Grand Inga Dam Project

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The South African parliament has heard a submission from two leading civil society organisations, calling for them to play their oversight role and stop government funding to the Grand Inga Dam Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yunus Carrim, chairperson of the Select Committee on Finance, said that he was "embarrassed" that it was the first time the issue of the project's feasibility and risks to the South African economy was ever brought to Parliament, and that the committee would put the (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Only Responsible Investors Need Apply - Activists Urge Govt

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The annual South African Investment Conference kicks off at the Sandton Convention Centre on November 5-7 under the theme "Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships". But what awaits investors and those in government is deeper than the discussion around the economy and investment. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Pregnant Students in Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

[allAfrica] In late 2018, Sierra Leone's First Lady, Fatima Bio, opened a national campaign "Hands Off Our Girls."   Her campaign made big promises to reduce child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the country, in part to tackle the spike in teenage pregnancies following widespread rape during the Ebola crisis. Reflecting on this campaign, President Julius Maada Bio stated: "We have wasted a lot of time in restricting the potentials of women and girls." (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Mrwetyana Murder-Accused Faces Threats, Insults at Court Appearance

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Luyanda Botha, the man accused of the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, has appeared in the Western Cape High Court where members in the gallery demanded he show his face. Some people shouted that the public wanted to "get him", News24 reports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Film Disqualified for Having Too Much English Dialogue

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigerians have woken up to find that Lionheart, the 2018 film which was directed by Nollywood actress and director Genevieve Nnaji, has been disqualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from the 2020 Oscar race. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Racist on the Run? Police Hunt Vicki Momberg

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Convicted racist Vicki Momberg has become the target of a manhunt, News24 reports. A warrant of arrest was issued after she failed to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court in August following an unsuccessful appeal against her conviction of crimen injuria. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Reprieve for Rand as Nation Dodges 'Junk' Status Rating

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The rand has made strong gains against the dollar in early trading hours on Monday after avoiding a "junk status" credit rating from Moody's Investors Service on Friday, Business Tech reports. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zuma Revisits Stalingrad Defence in Bid to Delay Corruption Trial

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Jacob Zuma has appealed a court ruling to try him on charges of corruption, enCA reports. The move comes after the KwaZulu-Natal High Court rejected the former president's bid for a permanent stay of prosecution. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Taste Holdings Sells Starbucks South Africa for a Song

[allAfrica] Cape Town -JSE-listed Taste Holdings has announced that the 13 Starbucks coffee stores in South Africa will soon have a new owner, identified as company K2019548958. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Bringing Peace and Healing to Rwandans Through Community-Based Sociotheraphy

[allAfrica] AllAfrica speaks to a senior researcher for Community Based Sociotherapy in Rwanda and a lecturer at the University of Rwanda, Dr Chantal Ingabire. Ingabire has done extensive and diverse health research and is currently working with communities in Rwanda in interlinkage between mental health, psycho-social support, and peacebuilding processes in post-genocide Rwanda with a particular emphasis on youth. (AllAfrica)