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January 19, 2018

Kenyans try new world of HIV self-testing kits

Truck drivers and prostitutes have taken to HIV self-testing like a duck to water, reveals recent studies.

In the latest of two studies, a majority of truck drivers and turn-boys in Nakuru chose ‘selfies’ or self-testing (self-testing is when you perform an HIV test on yourself, in private, and get an immediate result) instead of being tested by a health worker.

In the second study, prostitutes in Kisumu were used in what has been described as “successful distribution of self-test to their clients and partners”. Studies justifying the introduction of self-test kits in Kenya show truck drivers, sex workers, pharmacists and couples are eager to take up the [...]

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November 22, 2017

SA moves up the ranks in Africa’s overall governance ratings

South Africa has led the pack in the southern African economic region in public participation and human rights but scored low in safety and the rule of law in the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

Launched in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday, the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance said Africa’s human development initiative reached high growth in the fields of welfare and health tracked over the last ten years, despite some public concerns last year.

“Worryingly, on a continent where 41% of the population is under 15 years old, progress in education has nearly ground to a halt. Africans are particularly dissatisfied with how governments are addressing changing [...]

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November 21, 2017

New Angola President to visit SA

President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday host the newly elected Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço during a two-day State visit to South Africa, says the Presidency.

President Lourenço’s State visit will conclude on Friday. He will be accompanied by several Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials, as well as a business delegation that will participate in a business forum to discuss investment and trade opportunities between South Africa and Angola.

The two countries enjoy historical and political relations dating back to the period of the struggles against colonialism and apartheid.

The Presidency on Monday said the two Presidents will review [...]

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September 8, 2017

Nine-Point Plan creating a better life for South Africans

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s Nine-Point Plan has been stimulating economic activity since the intervention was announced by President Jacob Zuma three years ago.

The Deputy President was answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

“In 2015 President Zuma announced the reprioritisation of government interventions to support economic growth through the Nine-Point Plan.

“In 2017, our implementation of the Nine-Point Plan continues and it continues to create a better life and indeed a better economy for our country,” he said.

Listing some of the results from the intervention, the Deputy President said in the course of [...]

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