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Drugmaker GSK to invest $200 million in African factories

Photo©ReutersDrugmaker GlaxoSmithKline plans to invest up to 130 million pounds ($216 million) in Africa over the next five years as it bets on the importance of the continent in driving long-term demand for medicine.

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Health: Africans hit the gym

Photo©ALEXANDER JOE/AFPFrom exclusive facilities that only the elite can afford to workouts on beaches and in parks, fitness is the new chillin'.

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Uganda: HIV positive nurse injects her blood into child

Photo©Melissa. FlickrUgandans have questioned the safety of their health facilities after an elderly Ugandan nurse was charged with allegedly attempting to inject her HIV infected blood into a newly born baby.

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Deadly jiggers outbreak hits Uganda

A new outbreak of jiggers in rural Uganda has killed several people in in the last two weeks.

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HIV rate a 'cause for concern' - Kgalema Motlanthe

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the highest burden and new infections of HIV among young people are on the rise, says South Africa's Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe.

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South Africa's economic growth linked to investment in children

School children wave a South African national flag after they visited the Nelson Mandela house museum in Johannesburg June 3, 2010. Photo©ReutersBetter school results, increased productivity, long-term economic growth and social cohesion are some of the benefits South Africa can gain by investing early in children, a new report on the state of the country's children says.

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