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Africa Women Journalism Project is dedicated to strengthening the voices of women journalists and driving coverage of under-reported gender, health and development issues that affect marginalised groups. AWJP provides women in African media with the knowledge, skills and support network they require to drive journalism that sheds light on gender, health and development issues impacting women and other marginalised groups."

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Domestic Workers among hardest hit by Covid-19 pandemic in Tanzania

Janet was extremely lucky to get a job where she was earning TSh50, 000/- (US$21.57) to support her two children and aging parents. Janet even started saving some money to put up her own house.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Education of Children with special needs ‘forgotten’

It’s nearly two years since the Ugandan government closed down schools as a measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. For ten-year-old Nazima Akanyo who has a hearing and speech disability, the prolonged school closure has meant additional stress and isolation. Reason? She has nobody other than her mother, 25-year old Aparo Rose Ajute, to look after her or play with her since the children in their Layibi industrial area, Bardege Layibi division Gulu city neighborhood tease and makes fun of her status. Most times, she is left alone as her mother has to go out to find casual jobs to support them. Children in the neighborhood refuse to play with her due to the stigma associated with her disability.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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How refugees at Pagirinya camp are coping with reduced food rations

The bare and rocky ground is littered with a few hardy trees. Electricity poles demarcate the land which is divided into small plots of land — each about 20 by 30 meters. A few slow-flowing taps are scattered in the area. Young children, most of them below 12 years old, play as they line up their jerricans to get a turn at collecting water from the slow flowing taps that are located at strategic sections of the area.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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What Nigerians think of COVID-19 vaccines

As the COVID-19 pandemic gradually settles into its second year, it has so far mutated into different variants and created different waves, presently exhibiting the Delta variant which is being tracked and monitored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which believes the variant is one with increased transmissibility

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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When giving blood means saving a life

A blood transfusion is a common medical treatment around the world, but for many patients in Africa, accessing blood is an expensive affair as there are not enough donations to meet the national demand.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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What you should know about Covid-19 variants

The Covid-19 pandemic is turning out to be multi-wave. The current wave is coming at a time when many African countries are trying to access and roll out vaccine programs, while new variants are coming up and raising concerns about the efficacy of the available vaccines.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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