Global development

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Silence, stigma and unaffordable drugs: the Kenyan woman finding sickle cell solutions
As a child, Lea Kilenga was ostracised because of her sickle cell disease. Now she is a champion for others

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

16, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Sickle cell disease: nearly 50% of patients receive poor care, says global study
Across 10 countries almost half those surveyed say they were treated like drug addicts and more than third believe their race influenced poor care

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

16, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Page turners: the most exciting new fiction from Africa, Latin America and south Asia
We asked 14 writers, editors and publishers to tell us their current favourites from around the world

Compiled by Isabel Choat

15, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I was a policewoman. Now I beg in the street’: life for Afghan women one year after the Taliban took power
Students, mothers, widows, workers and artists explain how their world has altered under ‘gender apartheid’

Zahra Joya and Rukhshana reporters

14, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Deportivo Guaraní make football history as first Indigenous women’s team in a major final
They have triumphed over racism, sexism, threats and physical violence to reach the final of Argentina’s Copa Salta – but equality is still a long way off

Amy Booth in Pichanal

13, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Gabon woman who went from teacher to bamboo bike maker
Walking for miles to get to school put huge strain on her pupils – particularly the women – so Grace Mabika decided to make pedal power accessible for all

Tom Collins

12, Aug, 2022 @6:15 AM

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India’s HIV patients say shortages leaving hundreds of thousands without drugs
Campaigners say many people have had to stop or switch antiretroviral medication regimes – but the government denies supply crisis

Cheena Kapoor in Delhi

12, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Electricity can go anytime here’: how Zimbabwe’s iron men ran out of steam
Livelihoods are on the line with outages of up to 17 hours a day as the country’s ageing power plants struggle to cope

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

11, Aug, 2022 @6:15 AM

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‘Patients are falling through the cracks’: drug costs hinder India’s response to TB
The country has the world’s largest number of multi-drug-resistant cases – but doctors and activists warn patients are going undiagnosed and untreated

Catherine Davison in Mumbai

11, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Campaigners call on UN Women to pull out of BlackRock partnership
Women’s organisations and activists say collaboration gives company ‘a veneer of feminist approval it clearly does not merit’

Sarah Johnson

10, Aug, 2022 @11:10 AM

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‘We borrow our lands from our children’: Sami say they are paying for Sweden going green
Indigenous reindeer herders fear the drive towards a more sustainable economy is destroying their traditional way of life and cultural identity

Karen McVeigh and Klaus Thymann

10, Aug, 2022 @8:30 AM

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UK government honoured anti-abortion figure before editing women’s rights statement
Former US envoy given award at conference now engulfed in row over changes to reproductive rights pledges, while participant list revealed to have included members of a group accused of hate speech

Lizzy Davies

09, Aug, 2022 @8:51 AM

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