Archive for: October, 2014

The IMF says the world’s in a mess – but not Africa

The IMF says the world’s in a mess – but not Africa   While many are concerned that the economy may never reach pre-crisis levels, there is hope in Africa. According to an IMF report on GDP percentage growth, six of the top ten countries, and 11 of the top 20 are in Africa, including Chad,…

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Malawi lags behind with HIV self-testing kits

Malawi lags behind with HIV self-testing kits   Many individuals who want to be tested for HIV are worried about being judged for standing in lines at local hospitals and that their results may be accessed by many people. Self-testing allows for more privacy and once individuals know their status they can seek treatment. Self-tests are…

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Is mobile money the key to Africa’s cashless society?

Is mobile money the key to Africa’s cashless society?   Mobile money, transferring cash from one person to another via cellphones, allows increased access to financial services to those unable to make use of traditional banks. It can be used to pay civil servants, transfer money to bus drivers, pay water and electricity bills and send money…

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