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How the police and gangs hunt LGBT people in Egypt – BBC Africa

How the police and gangs hunt LGBT people in Egypt – BBC Africa

A BBC News investigation has revealed how violent criminal gangs are finding, abusing and extorting people from the LGBT community they meet online in Egypt. Using masking technology to hide the identities of the people he meets, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin navigates the complex online and real-life world of people who identify as queer and who have […]

Climate change or politics? – Why Madagascar is going hungry | DW Documentary

Climate change or politics? – Why Madagascar is going hungry | DW Documentary

There’s been no proper rainfall in southern Madagascar for seven years. The ground is arid, people are suffering from hunger and thirst. The UN says this is the first hunger crisis directly caused by climate change. But is that really the case? There’s been no water in the Manambovo river for several months. Locals dig […]

Why is there a mental health emergency in Africa? | The Stream

Why is there a mental health emergency in Africa? | The Stream

The World Health Organization has launched a campaign aimed at boosting suicide prevention across Africa, amid a continent-wide crisis in mental health provision. About 11 people per 100,000 per year die by suicide in Africa, higher than the worldwide average of nine per 100,000 people, the UN agency says. Of the ten countries with the […]

There's no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

There's no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how […]

Africa Eye: Filmmaker Noella Luka documents her battle with bipolar disorder

Africa Eye: Filmmaker Noella Luka documents her battle with bipolar disorder

‘What Is Eating My Mind’, a documentary for BBC Africa Eye, is an insightful and deeply personal story of living with bipolar disorder in Kenya, where the issue of mental health is often taboo. Noella Luka was living out her dream of studying filmmaking in the US when a manic episode turned her life upside […]

Tom Osborn: A new way to help young people with their mental health | TED

Tom Osborn: A new way to help young people with their mental health | TED

TED Fellow Tom Osborn wants more young people to have access to the mental health support they need. With the Shamiri Institute, he and his team are training 18- to 22-year-olds to deliver evidence-based mental health care to their peers in Kenya — which has only two psychiatrists for every million people. Hear how their […]

Was South Africa ignored over mild Omicron evidence?

Prof Karim acknowledged that Omicron’s high transmissibility was causing temporary problems for countries like the US, but, citing South Africa’s own experience, he said “the good thing is that because [the infection rate] has gone up that fast, it’ll go down that fast too, so the pressure on hospitals will be much less”. Source link

South Africa COVID-19 Cases Almost Double in 24 Hours

Dec. 2, 2021 — South Africa’s COVID-19 cases almost doubled within 24 hours, jumping from a reported 4,300 new cases on Tuesday to 8,500 new daily cases on Wednesday, according to the BBC. Health officials have confirmed that the new Omicron variant has become the dominant coronavirus strain in South Africa and is driving a […]