Oil companies are devastating West African communities. The Niger River Delta used to be one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth, but after decades of oil extraction the region has been ravaged.
A 9-year-old child in South
Africa has made history by becoming the first reported case in Africa —
and the third globally — of a child controlling their HIV infection for years without drugs, CNN reported Monday.
child’s case is exceedingly rare — so rare, in fact, that at least one
researcher said it may not tell us anything new about HIV and AIDS.
The child in question was
diagnosed with HIV at 1 month old, after which he was given
antiretroviral treatment, called ART, for 40 weeks, according to CNN.
After that, doctors checked his health regularly as part of a larger
study to see whether early ART could “reduce the need for lifelong
treatment among newborns infected with HIV.” Read more (7/24/17)
Regarding what was said about wanting a story about a black wizard or witch born into slavery, you might be interested in “The Shadow Speaker” by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. It’s about a girl in a dystopian future Africa who does magic with living shadows, and she has experienced oppression at the hands of her father. And she meets a magical boy who was enslaved on a cocoa plantation and broke free, and they go on an adventure to make peace with a parallel world. And it is Afrocentric, naturally.