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Most births in China this year add a second child to the family

More than half the births in China in January-May 2017 involved a second child, over a year after the second-child policy was introduced, according to the top health authority.
from The Straits Times on Jul 24, 2017.

Red Cross aid to stem 'unprecedented' dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka

With 100,000 dengue cases in Sri Lanka, the Red Cross is rapidly scaling up emergency assistance to help contain the country’s worst-ever outbreak of the disease.
from IFRC on Jul 24, 2017.

17m Nigerians in diaspora push for voting rights

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation is pressing for its 17 million members to be allowed to take part in the country's national elections.
from The Guardian on Jul 24, 2017.

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' hailed as triumph for women in India

The Indian film "Lipstick Under My Burkha" - banned or being too "lady-oriented" - has been released and hailed as a victory for women in India.
from Telesur on Jul 24, 2017.

Nigeria's president won’t return 'until UK doctors give green light'

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari - who has been in a London hospital since 7 May - will return only when his UK doctors say so, ruling party Governors said on Sunday night.
from The Guardian on Jul 24, 2017.

South Sudan blocks access to four media websites

Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are unable to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets.
from allAfrica, DW on Jul 22, 2017.

Congo's mining exports 'failing to benefit the people'

Over $750m of mining revenues paid by companies to state bodies in DR Congo disappeared into opaque government agencies, says a report.
from Global Witness on Jul 21, 2017.

Yemen cholera worst on record and still spreading

The number of cholera cases in Yemen is now the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year since records began, warns an international development agency.
from Oxfam on Jul 21, 2017.

Over half people living with HIV now receive treatment, says UN

More than half of all people living with HIV now have access to HIV treatment and AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005, says UNAIDS.
from USAIDS on Jul 21, 2017.

Thumbs down from the IMF for Mozambique

An IMF mission has left Mozambique after rejecting what it had been offered by the government - which means no new IMF programme this year and no resumption of aid.
from Mozambique News Reports and Clippings on Jul 20, 2017.
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