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August 30, 2017 3:47 PM Respect human rights, rule of law and institutions

That, however, must not be used by the sitting government as a blank cheque to abuse human rights or demonstrate a flagrant disregard to the rule of law or institutions. Botswana at one point was a celebrated African jewel. A small land-locked country that miraculously survived the African disease of abuse of state resources, corruption, disregard to the rule of law and upholding 90

August 24, 2017 4:00 AM Tebelopele decry low couple turnout

Speaking during a youth meeting here over the weekend, Keneilwe Odirile, a social worker at Tebelopele, said they are still worried by people who come to test for HIV/AIDS as individuals though they have partners. Odirile, who is also a community mobiliser, said they want to establish the huge disparity between the numbers of those people who test as individuals 32

August 14, 2017 4:00 AM The legal profession – a leading voice in the defence of the rule of law

The Director of Proceedings, my Lords, and Ladies, members of the legal profession allow me to express my gratitude to the organisers of this event, for the opportunity to share some thoughts on the assigned subject matter. It is perhaps in order to assert at the commencement of our conversation that the rule of law as a concept is elastic; and its precise 66

August 4, 2017 5:13 PM Botswana transgender seeks legal recognition as female after sex change

GABORONE (Reuters) - A transgender woman who was born male is suing Botswana's government for refusing to legally recognize her as female in a case that could force a conservative society to address the rights of the gay, lesbian and transgender community. Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, the executive director of South African-based Gender Dynamix, an organization 56

July 27, 2017 7:09 PM Why 10 million Bangladeshis have Hepatitis B

'Although so-called proper donor screening is done prior to blood transfusion every time, they are unable to prevent viral hepatitis which includes Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C' Most of the 10 million people estimated to be carrying the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Bangladesh do not know they have the infection and are putting others at risk, doctors have warned 133

July 26, 2017 10:30 PM Should you finish a course of antibiotics?

It is time to reconsider the widespread advice that people should always complete an entire course of antibiotics, experts in the BMJ say. They argue there is not enough evidence to back the idea that stopping pills early encourages antibiotic resistance. Instead, they suggest, more studies need to be done to see if other strategies - such as stopping 60

July 24, 2017 6:57 PM Swaziland makes major strides against its AIDS epidemic

PARIS—New data from Swaziland, a tiny country in southern Africa, provide some of the most convincing evidence yet that aggressively ramping up treatment for HIV/AIDS works on a population level to cut the rate of new infections. The kingdom has had one of the worst HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world, but since 2011, its massive scale-up of testing and treatment 59

July 24, 2017 10:09 AM HIV baby treated at birth is now 'virtually cured' and healthy nine years on without any further treatment

A child who was infected with HIV at birth has been virtually 'cured' and is healthy and drug-free at nine years old. The unnamed youngster, from South Africa, was given a short course of treatment shortly after birth. They have since been off medication and without symptoms or signs of the virus being active for eight-and-a-half years. Most patients 59

July 24, 2017 8:34 AM South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth. They have since been off drugs for eight-and-a-half years without symptoms or signs of active virus. Most people need treatment 47

July 24, 2017 8:34 AM South African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission: study

A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission -- almost nine years and counting -- after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday. The child was given a ten-month course of anti-AIDS medicine until she was one year old, then taken off the drugs as part of a medical trial 39