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Mon,11Dec2017

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Ebola has changed customs

Photo©ReutersEbola has changed the way people relate to each other at home and at work.

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Winnie challenges the Late Mandela's family in court

The late world icon, Nelson Mandela's family are facing off at the High Court in the Eastern Cape today with his fomer wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela challenging grandson, Mandla Mandela about a family meeting this week that is due to discuss the Mandela estate in Qunu.

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Ebola: The frightening sight of a deadly virus

Team members disinfected each other and then engaged in the most dangerous part of their job: the safe removal of their PPEs (personal protective equipment). Photo©UNMEER/Christopher BaileyIn countries such as Liberia, where medical facilities are inadequate and the ratio of doctors to people is 1 to 100,000, shortage of personal protective equipment and the lack of skilled local health workers have contributed in making situations worse.

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Ghana shuts down witches' camp

Alleged witches gather in Kukuo village, Northern Ghana Photo©Jane Hahn/ActionAidThe government of Ghana, in a historical move, has closed down one of the many witches' camps at Bonyasi, a community in Central Gonja District in the northern part of the country, housing suspected witches for years without trial.

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Ukraine: Shifting borders for African migrants

Refugees caught trying to enter the EU await their fate at a Mukachevo detention centre. Photo©YURIY DYACHYSHYN/AFPUkraine's porous borders make it a favoured entry point to the European Union (EU) for asylum seekers.

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Climate Change: Equity, the sticking point in Lima

Photo©ReutersDecisions in Lima on many of issues will determine whether the new climate agreement in discussion will have the backbone to keep global warming within a manageable range. And with equity seeking its place at the negotiating table, the tone is now set for global action on climate change from 2020.

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Cinema Black and white

Black director Zee Ntuli’s first film Hard to Get opened this year’s Durban film festival. Photo©NFVFA new fund and an incentive scheme will help redress the racial imbalance in South African film financing.

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