Criminalisation of HIV/AIDS transmission, a widespread phenomenon in Africa, is undermining efforts towards fighting the disease. This emerged during the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), attended by some 3,000 researchers, scientists, policymakers and students from all over the world. The forum, which ran from 12-14 December in Pretoria, is Africa’s premier science, technology and innovation event. Continue reading ->
NAIROBI, Kenya -- “I got married at the age of 20 years seven years ago, just a year after finishing secondary school. My intention was to give birth to only two kids but my husband and his parents could hear none of it. Matters got worse when my second born turned out to be a girl like the eldest kid. My in-laws who live in rural Western Kenya said my husband was their only son so he was supposed to sire sons to inherit their land,” says Judy Akinyi (not her real name), a resident of Korogocho slum in the east of Nairobi. Continue reading ->
Kenya’s pharmaceutical products manufacturing sector is hopeful it will experience significant growth after the Square Pharmaceuticals ltd (SPL) of Bangladesh commissioned a US$ 75 million plant in the East African nation this week. [A reminder: this story, like all of our stories, is completely free for almost every developing country in the world. Just sign up for a free password here!] Continue reading ->