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Zambian girls report family pressure to stretch their labia minora for 'marital satisfaction.' It is taboo to discuss the practice, and even medical practitioners are reluctant to speak about it
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When rare 9-month-old conjoined twins died, some offered help and support while others said the family was cursed.
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Nigeria ranks 35th worldwide in number of Facebook users and is the third-largest generator of tweets in Africa. Meanwhile, the Nigerian publishing industry struggles to find readers.
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TMP speaks with 2011 Africa Film Project alum Irene Zih Fon about her latest short documentary on the struggles of albinos in Cameroon.
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Thomas Ayuk is a Cameroonian journalist and humanitarian who celebrates people whose occupations are often not recognized in his society.
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Yvonne Chi tells us more about her ongoing interest in the issue of oppressive widowhood rituals in Cameroon, a topic she first reported on in 2010.
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In some Zimbabwean religious sects, girls as young as 12 enter arranged polygamous marriages despite health and mental risks and a tougher stance by the country’s new constitution.
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In local Ugandan parlance, Christmas is "eaten". One of my spiritual mentors says of the so-called festive season, “We feast when we should be fasting”.
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TMP contributor Evelyn Kpadeh of Liberia has been named Liberia's best Sexual Gender Based Violence Reporter of 2012.
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S. Dji, a young Cameroonian entrepreneur, says she is living proof that faith in God alone can cure HIV. Health workers, however, prefer a program of faith plus antiretrovirals.
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