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This president is putting his money where is mouth is when it comes to an NHI

Mali joins the ranks of countries such as Sierra Leone, South Africa & Burkina Faso to provide free healthcare to moms and tots.

Scientists confirm what women always knew: Men really are the weaker sex

In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers

Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.

Feel unsafe? There’s an app for that

With crime rates high and no efficient emergency number available, an app developed by a student aims to make people in Kenya feel safer.

Indonesia’s police humiliated with ‘virginity tests’

Women wanting to join the county’s security force have to undergo a traumatic and painful "virginity" test guised as being a test for STDs.

Brunei’s first-ever commercial feature film

In one of many firsts, the film-crazy nation of Brunei will feature in a full-length movie.

Malaysians ‘in the mood’ for political change

Anwar Ibrahim is fighting his last fight: to be Malaysia's next prime minister, a battle for which he has been preparing for a very long time.

Plans set for Aung San Suu Kyi’s first trip in 24 years

Burma's newly elected MP Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted invitations to visit Norway and the UK -- her first overseas trips in 24 years.

Thais lead Twitter assault

Thailand has become the first government to publicly endorse Twitter's controversial decision to censor messages in certain countries.

Thai minister’s friendship with Mugabe ‘strictly social’

Questions have been raised over Thai prime minister's appointment of Nalinee Taveesin to Cabinet, who counts Zimbabwe's president as a friend.

‘Third sex’ get chance to fly Thai high

Thai airline becomes the first in the country to employ transgender people.

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