Varshini Kumar

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France's Hollande offers Africa new aid and trade ties | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande told African leaders on Wednesday France was ready to double its aid and trade to the continent over the next five years.<p>French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during the 'Innovation 2030' Conference, a worldwide innovation challenge, at …

France's Hollande offers Africa new aid and trade ties | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande told African leaders on Wednesday France was ready to double its aid and trade to the continent over the next five years.<p>French President Francois Hollande (R) waits for a guest on the steps of the Elysee Palace in Paris December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky …

Pentecostal Pastors In Africa Dangerously Push Prayer, Not Drugs, For People With HIV

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) At prayer healing services in some Pentecostal churches, pastors invite people infected with HIV to come forward for a public healing, after which they burn the person’s anti-retroviral medications and declare the person cured.<p>The “cure” is not free, and some people say they …

Students & Faculty Protest George W. Bush Award for Fighting AIDS in Africa: ‘Didn’t Do Anything But Lie’

The University of Denver’s decision to honor former President George W. Bush for his work combating the spread of HIV in Africa prompted about 100 students and faculty to protest outside the dinner where Bush was being recognized.<p>Protesters hold signs outside the hotel where former President George …

The link in Africa between violence to women and HIV must be broken

Tears may dry in seconds. Bruises may disappear in days – and scars might eventually fade. But of all the devastating consequences of violence against women and girls, there is one lasting impact that cannot be hidden underneath clothing or concealed behind a forced smile. In sub-Saharan Africa, …

After Missteps In HIV Care, South Africa Finds Its Way

South Africa has more people with HIV than any other country in the world.<p>Roughly 5.5 million of its 53 million citizens are infected with the virus. In some of the hardest hit parts of the country, one-third of women of childbearing age are HIV positive.<p>Now, after years of delay and mistakes, …

In South Africa, A Clinic Focuses On Prostitutes To Fight HIV

South Africa has come a long way in dealing with AIDS. The country has been successful in getting drug treatment to millions of people infected with HIV.<p>But the country still has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world — and the virus continues to spread. Nearly 400,000 South …