Poverty, traditions and no education means laws will do little to end the practice of child brides.
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A test lawsuit will determine whether the time limit on reporting sexual assault will be lifted.
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A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare
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Researchers have shown that monetary incentives lead to infants being immunised on time.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.