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Global Health: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate its effort because officials fear an opioid epidemic. NYT > Africa

With Mugabe’s Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa

Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980, but he underestimated his nation’s anger over his son’s unrestrained spending and his wife’s political ambitions. NYT > Africa

Global Health: In Africa, Rural Clinics Entice Pregnant Women With ‘Baby Pictures’

Many pregnant women in poor countries don’t see a doctor until they are in labor. In Uganda, that changed when clinics began advertising ultrasounds. NYT > Africa

Senegal beat South Africa to reach World Cup

Senegal beat South Africa 2-0 in Polokwane to become the third African nation to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia. BBC News – Africa

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