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Power Shortages Hold Africa Back In Unlikely Ways, But There Is Hope In The Good Old Sun

It takes the average Tanzanian eight years to consume as much electricity as an American uses in one month; a kettle boiled twice a day by a family in Britain uses five times as much electricity as a Malian uses in a year


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Joyce Kosolo is a grandmother raising four children while her daughter is looking for work in the city. Her daughter is HIV+, but her grandson Kwanele is negative. Women are more likely to live with HIV than die from it. (Photo/ PWRDF)

More Women Infected, More Men Die: HIV’s Unlikely Gender Story In Africa

Unequal power dynamics make women unable to negotiate for safe sex, or have access to sexual and reproductive health services. But gender norms also discourage men from seeking treatment and sticking to treatment schedules