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Ugandan develops App to increase access to HIV drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mobile application ‘PrEP Uganda’ can now be downloaded from the google play store for those who might need to get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a course of HIV drugs taken by HIV-negative people to prevent infection. Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of …

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South Africa’s power blackouts intensify

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s debt-laden state power company Eskom on Monday announced it was implementing a more intense electricity rationing schedule, five days after continued rolling power cuts have plunged businesses, schools and homes into darkness. The power cuts, known as “load shedding” are implemented to …

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US urges countries to suspend digital taxes

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries like France to suspend taxes on global computing giants and wait for a negotiated agreement on international taxation. As the United States is poised to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion …

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South African regulator orders data costs be reduced

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s competition regulatory authority on Monday revealed that mobile operators have been overcharging for internet connectivity, ordering top operators to drop prices within two months or face prosecution. The high cost of data has in the past stirred public outrage prompting protests under …

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