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Fri,17Nov2017

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Meeting Africa's universal health challenge

File photo©OBED ZILWA/AP/SIPAThe right to health is a basic human right, one that depends on access to timely and affordable health care of appropriate quality. Yet, we know that approximately 100 million people globally are needlessly pushed into poverty every year as a result of costly health care expenditure.

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DRC economy: The giant awakens

Photo©Karel Navarro/AP/SIPADespite conflict, investors continue to pour money into the Great Lakes region.

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Telecoms: Skype no more

Illustration©Adria FruitosMorocco is the latest African government to ban free internet calling services, riling consumers, who say traditional calling is too expensive.

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South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma's awful African Union legacy

altNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is not seeking a second term as chairperson of the African Union (AU), and she has not been a good chairperson. Her five-year term will finish towards the end of 2017. Most chairs are expected to serve two terms, so Dlamini-Zuma's decision to leave has prompted speculation that she wishes to begin a campaign to succeed her former husband, Jacob Zuma, as president of South Africa.

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Climate Change: Now is the Time to Live Laudato Si

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja. Photo©Andrew Medichini/AP/SIPAOne of Pope Francis' most inspirational actions came almost exactly a year ago when he delivered his Encyclical on Ecology, entitled Laudato Si, writes Cardinal John Onaiyek, Archbishop of Abuja.

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Health: Mosquito factory in China targets Zika, Malaria

A researcher releases male mosquitos on Shazai Island which has a field studio of Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease, the world's largest Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for more than one million deaths worldwide every year and Zika has become a concern for athletes at this year's Olympic Games.

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