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Ryan Lenora Brown

Ryan Lenora Brown

    A grim anniversary: Hundreds of clinics close as Trump’s gag rule turns one
    A grim anniversary: Hundreds of clinics close as Trump’s gag rule turns one
    Future Gwena dangled a condom in one hand and pinched a tiny, T-shaped intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) in the other. About 25 women stared...
    'I told them I had a miscarriage. But the nurses knew what had really happened'
    'I told them I had a miscarriage. But the nurses knew what had really happened'
    "Please, please help me. I don't even sleep anymore."
    Meet the doctors: Take a look at this country's first crop of homegrown physicians
    Meet the doctors: Take a look at this country's first crop of homegrown physicians
    It took Simon Antindi three hours, two taxis and one jolting ride in the back of an old farm bakkie to reach the state hospital where his father...
    Africa's oldest psychiatric hospital a stark reminder of war and a forgotten people
    Africa's oldest psychiatric hospital a stark reminder of war and a forgotten people
    The history of Africa’s oldest mental hospital is written on the walls of its isolation units, desperate messages chiselled into the wood like...
    ​The textile industry needs to be sewn into the fabric of Lesotho’s economy
    ​The textile industry needs to be sewn into the fabric of Lesotho’s economy
    The cacophonously coloured reams of fabric being stretched, snipped and sewn on the floor of David Chen’s factory have led a jet-setting...
    Rwanda: Raised in the shadow of death
    Rwanda: Raised in the shadow of death
    In a narrow, dark vault beneath the small Catholic Church in Nyamata, 42km from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, lie the skeletons of the country's...
    A reminder that saints walk among us
    A reminder that saints walk among us
    Midway through his State of the Nation address on February 2 1990 president FW de Klerk paused, shuffled the papers on the podium in front of him and...
    Transracial adoption: Loving gift or theft of culture?
    Transracial adoption: Loving gift or theft of culture?
    Sometime in the 1960s, South African photographer Ernest Cole snapped an evocative shot of a black domestic worker holding a white infant on a park...