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Zimbabwe Bans Ads for Faith Healing, After ‘Cures’ Lead Some to Stop HIV Treatment

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

Health care organizations had long pleaded with the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe to ban faith healing ads from the airwaves, because the ads and their prophets were leading many people to abandon their medications, with particularly grave consequences for those taking anti-retroviral treatments. The state banned the ads in April – so is it making any difference?

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Zimbabwe’s Ban on Faith-Healing Broadcasts Gets Mixed Reviews

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

For one side of the controversy, the new law is a relief, because faith healers dangerously claim an ability to cure the incurable. For the other side, the ruling limits the right to practice religion freely.

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Two Years After Ban, Corporal Punishment Still Used, Debated in Ugandan Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationLegislation

In 2016, Uganda categorically banned corporal punishment in schools. But two years later, as students continue to report being beaten, and experts debate the merits of caning, the issue remains far from settled.

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Critics See Bias in Move to Close Radio Stations Allegedly Promoting ‘Witchcraft’

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

This year, a Ugandan regulator shut down and later reopened 23 radio stations with new restrictions—traditional healers can’t advertise unless they’re registered with the country’s National Drug Authority. The regulator says ads by traditional healers had promoted electronic fraud; but practitioners, broadcasters and some listeners brand the action discriminatory.

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Street Performer Joins Argentine Protest

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Uganda Takes Aim at Alcohol Advertising to Stop Women From Drinking While Pregnant

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegislationReproductive Rights

Women get plenty of messages from the alcoholic-beverage industry promoting consumption. But most women aren’t getting the message that they shouldn’t drink while pregnant. And now the government is taking steps to change that.

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Organic or GMO Maize? Ugandan Bill Would Force Many Farmers to Make Fateful Choice

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureLegislation

A bill under review by Uganda’s Parliament would require farmers to leave 200 meters (656 feet) between organic and GMO maize crops, in order to prevent cross-pollination. The problem is that perhaps three-quarters of the nation’s farmers would have to choose one or the other, because they don’t have enough farmland to leave that much space fallow – and if they don’t leave the required distance between crops, the bill would make them criminals.

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