LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Mozambique
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Trafficking of people with albinism
Children living with albinism in Southern Africa face discrimination and abuse, often culminating in abduction, murder or human trafficking. The abuse is linked to the belief that body parts of persons with albinism could produce wealth and good luck...
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Malawi
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Rural teacher is a local hero
Makankhula Full Primary School in Dedza is typical of Malawi’s rural schools. A row of brick and concrete buildings front onto a wide playing field between a range of low hills and the main road from Lilongwe to Blantyre. While older children learn in...
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Somalia
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Pastoralist life no obstacle to education
Nimmo is a bright, curious nine year old living in a village in South Central Somalia. Her family are pastoralists who move around in search of grazing land and water for their livestock. And until recently there was no school near her and her family...
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Tanzania
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WASH in schools: female hygiene management
Ysra, 13, Samary, 15, and Hadija, 14, are busy checking that the girls’ toilet block in their school is clean and no rubbish is left lying around. These three adolescent girls are not cleaners; they are Standard Seven students at Bahati School in...
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