Kenya: Traditional beads and the fight against FGM
15 November 2020 | 7:02 am
As puberty starts, Maasai girls are gifted with special beads. It means they are ready for marriage and female genital mutilation can target them. A rescue shelter in Kintegela has saved many Maasai girls.
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Overcrowded hospitals, exhausted staff and, disgruntled patients... Tunisia's public health sector is struggling to heal its many maladies.
13 Mar 2020
The top U.S. official on infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci, said on Thursday that widespread testing for COVID-19 should be up and running likely within a week or so.
30 Jul 2020
US President Donald Trump wonders "why (he doesn't) have a high approval rating," given that Dr. Fauci, who "is working for this administration," does, during a press conference in Washington.
15 Nov 2020
Top US scientist Anthony Fauci urges people to "double down on public health measures" as the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, during a webinar with the Chatham House international affairs think-tank in London.
9 Dec 2020
Top infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci warns mid-January to be "a really dark time" for the US unless "substantial mitigation" is carried out, during a press briefing by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicts a "surge upon a surge" with Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations coming shortly after Thanksgiving.
23 Dec 2020
Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease scientist, receives a dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine along with US Health secretary Alex Azar and other senior officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
10 Jan 2021
Dr. Fauci said that Joe Biden's pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. After a slow start, the US is ramping up its program. Follow DW for the latest.
22 Jan 2021
In his first White House briefing as President Joe Biden's top adviser on Covid-19, Anthony Fauci says it is "liberating" that he can focus on science without fear of repercussion now that Donald Trump has left office. "One of the things we're going to do is to be completely transparent, open and honest if things go wrong," the top infectious diseases doctor adds.
11 Apr 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, top US immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci discussed the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US and around the world. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and White House chief medical adviser welcomed the faster pace of vaccination in the US, saying it gave him hope the situation could be "under control" within a "reasonable" timeframe. He also strongly encouraged people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
2 May 2021
Indian authorities are again removing social media posts that criticize the government. Censorship watchdogs say those in change are trying to cover up the true severity of the ongoing public health crisis.
1 Aug 2021
The top US infectious disease official has also pleaded with citizens to get vaccinated, saying the country finds itself in an "unnecessary predicament." A number of states are seeing a fresh surge in infections.
The leader of the UK's opposition Labour party said on Sunday (December 12) that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the public's trust over COVID-19 regulations, making him "unfit for public office." Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Keir Starmer said Johnson posed a risk to public health following reports that parties were held at Downing Street during a 2020 Christmas lockdown when such festivities were banned.
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Clashes between the Congolese armed forces and the M23 militia group have sent thousands of people over the border to Rwanda seeking shelter. Meanwhile, the UK and Rwanda are to settle 50 undocumented migrants who arrived on British shores in the Rwandan capital Kigali; we take a closer look. And Zimbabwe wants to sidestep international conventions to sell its $600 million stockpile in black market ivory – not without controversy.
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The Russia House in Davos has always sold the Russia story to global investors, but now it's having to tell a rather bitter truth. In the absence of Russians, Ukraine is making sure Moscow's excesses are not forgotten.
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A wave of protests swept across Iran as people went online to express their opposition to the death penalty given to three young Iranians for taking part in demonstrations last year.
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The world is facing its worst food crisis in history. Millions of tonnes of wheat are stuck in Ukraine, worsening an already precarious situation for many countries that depend on exports from the region. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva tells FRANCE 24 Business Editor Kate Moody that only "very strong international mobilisation" will save the lives of millions of people. Also in our update from Davos: EU member states move towards an embargo on Russian oil, but with no consensus on the timeline.
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Over two thirds of young Colombians say their lives have got worse over the past year, which saw a fierce crackdown on anti-government protests in a country still recovering from five decades of conflict. Six years after the peace deal with the FARC rebels, many young people are backing the former mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, in the May 29 presidential election. If he wins, Petro would become Colombia's first-ever leftist leader. In this special edition of Inside the Americas, we meet several young Colombians who are hoping for change.