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'Sugar daddies' and 'blessers': A threat to the fight against AIDS
Lebogang Motsumi, 27, still remembers the moment when she learnt she had contracted HIV from a man a decade her senior.
 
Nigeria on Sunday celebrated two years without a new case of polio, in a major stride toward Africa being declared free of the devastating disease.
 
Elderly women risk lives crushing rock for money in Cameroon
MAROUA, Cameroon -- In a northern Cameroon town menaced by food insecurity and suicide bombers, women as old as 85 are spending long, grueling days crushing rocks into gravel to earn a living.
 
In recent weeks, packs of shoeless boys and girls have been coaxed off the streets where they have spent their childhoods, crying and frightened as they are loaded onto buses in the Senegalese capital Dakar.
 
Rescue operation
Sub-Saharan refugees and migrants, mostly from Nigeria, aboard a partially punctured rubber boat, receive life jackets during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 30 kilometers north of Az Zawiyah, Libya, on Thursday, July 21.
 
South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as "shockingly too lenient."
 
500 elephants get a new home in major African relocation
Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species.
 
Mass looting of aid in war-torn South Sudan
It was looting on an epic scale; a month's worth of food aid for over 220,000 South Sudanese, all stolen in just two days along with the giant warehouses that stored it.
 
More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, hailing progress against the disease but warning that recent gains were under threat.
 
Global AIDS conference exposes South Africa's dramatic change in outlook
The first time the world came to South Africa for a conference on AIDS, the country's leader shocked attendees by questioning whether HIV really caused the disease.
 
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