Mayosi was a world class cardiologist who focused his research on bettering the lives of Africans. In 2014, he presented the first data set tracking rheumatic heart disease in Africa, the most common cause of heart disease among schoolchildren in Africa. ... read more »
The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness, on Saturday 18 August 2018. The renowned Ghanaian diplomat was 80 years old. ... read more / watch video »
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is refuting claims that the water crisis in Flint, where residents have been exposed to toxic levels of lead and ten have died due to a contaminated water supply, is a case of environmental racism. But civil rights activists, politicians and residents of the city have summed up the events leading up to the crisis as well as the state government’s slow response to just that. More than half of Flint’s residents are black and the most recent statistics show that the average per capita income there is little more than $23,000. ... read more »
The controversy over female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, has long been met with cringe-worthy cries of human rights violations, moral degradation and abuse.
But there’s another side to the controversial topic, one that burgeoning filmmaker and LMU graduate student Solomon Onita, Jr. chose to illuminate in his short film ‘Joy,’ which will premiere on HBO, HBO GO and Cinemax in February.
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