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HIV Evolving To Become Less Deadly

Written by James Gallagher, originally published on bbc.com HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious, according to a major scientific study. The team at the University of Oxford shows the virus is being “watered down” as it adapts to our immune systems. It said it was taking ...

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Outrage over black child ‘fed like a dog’ in South African charity ad

A white woman treating a black boy like a pet in a South African “Feed a Child” advertisement has sparked criticism online. The ad ends with the line, “The average dog eats better than millions of children.” But for many South Africans, the nerve it struck was outrage rather than ...

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The Things They Say…About Africa’s Largest Economy

“I’ve heard this, and I’m not sure the South Africans are really happy about that. I just came back from Johannesburg, where I traveled a long way, over 45 minutes, on the road, and there were no pot holes. Try that in Nigeria. In under two minutes you will encounter ...

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The 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominations Are Out

Motion picture practitioners from Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana are leading the pack in the race to win the coveted prizes at the 2014 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014 scheduled to take place at the oil-rich state of Bayelsa in Nigeria in the next couple of weeks. ...

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A MOMENT IN TIME

I can’t hear above the din of the crowd. It’s just as well, I think my hearing is starting to go anyway. It is a historic day. Apartheid is officially over. South Africa is finally free from the evil that befell it so many years ago. We have a brand ...

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An Open Letter to Mandela

I was introduced to this piece on Facebook by a friend, and my life has never been the same since I read it. The writer is a master of the subtle art of sarcasm. The entire work is replete with sarcasm. If you haven’t already seen it, seeing as it’s ...

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She tweets, she’s fired, and now, she’s apologizing for the offensive AIDS tweet about Africa

Justine Sacco, the PR Exec at InterActiveCorp, who posted the above tweet has issued a statement, apologizing for making the racist Tweet. She released the statement today to South African paper, The Star, a day after she was fired by IAC. Read the apology below.

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An icon moves on! Nelson Mandela dies at 95 | Stars and Politicians pay Tribute

U.S. President Barack Obama has joined movie stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson and Charlize Theron in paying tribute to the late, great Nelson Mandela following his death at the age of 95. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the sad news of the civil rights icon’s death just ...

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Video: First Traditional African Gay Wedding Ceremony

This history making event happened in KwaDukuza, a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Watch the video…

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