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Ugandan MPs Preparing To Reintroduce Anti-Gay Legislation

Agence France-Presse: Ugandan MPs working to reintroduce tough anti-gay law: report “Ugandan MPs have begun work on reintroducing tough anti-gay legislation, a month after the East African nation’s constitutional court declared a previous law ‘null and void,’ a report said Wednesday…” (9/3).

Girls In Niger Fight For Rights Against Child Marriage

Deutsche Welle: Fighting against child marriage in Niger “While Niger has made some gains, like reducing child mortality, it’s still a pretty bad place for women and girls. Three out of four girls under 18 are married, which means they were forced to marry as minors, and can’t complete their…

Nearly 3B Risk Ill Health From Household Air Pollution

Agence France-Presse: 2.8 bln risk ill health from home air pollution “Nearly three billion people risk ill health and early death merely from breathing the air in their homes that is polluted by fires made for cooking and heating, researchers said…”(9/3).

International Leaders, Experts Call For Greater Measures To Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on international efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including statements from U.N. Director-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Barack Obama. Devex: A.U. mobilizing health workers for Ebola-hit West Africa “Health personnel are critical to stemming the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but the region…

Public Trust Critical In Effective Ebola Outbreak Response, Officials Say

News outlets report on how public fear and mistrust of governments is fueling the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. IRIN: Mistrust of government spurs Ebola spread “Decades of corruption, deep-rooted mistrust of government and weak public services in Liberia have hastened the spread of the Ebola virus, and much…

31 People Dead In DRC Ebola Outbreak Unrelated To West African Outbreak

News outlets report on an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 31 people have died of infection with an Ebola strain unrelated to the one in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO “An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic…