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AIDS In Africa: Devastating An Entire Generation

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AIDS is one of the world’s most devastating diseases The plague known as AIDS kills millions of people each year, with children being a large percentage of the victims. A few decades into the epidemic there still is no known cure or vaccine for the devastating disease. As researchers continue to work on a cure, drugs have been

Orphans In Africa: The Innocent Victims Of AIDS

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In 1992, 15 million people were infected with the HIV virus and 980,000 children became orphans after the disease stole their parents. Today, more than 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, with over 13 million children globally victimized by the disease, most of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Recent reports estimate there could

AIDS in Africa: Here Are Some Quick Facts

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Here are some quick facts on AIDS in Africa (updated for 2017) Population: In 1960 – 285,000,000 In 1980 – 477,000,000 In 2000 – 814,000,000 In 2017 – 1,239,000.000 and growing annually at 2.5%, more than double any other continent Size: Africa is the world’s second largest continent in both population and size. Africa is

AIDS In Africa: Star-Powered Charities Making A Difference


These are some of the amazing organizations and charities and the celebrities helping them make an impact. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Star power: Angelina Jolie Helping hands: The UNHCR is a UN agency that helps almost 20 million refugees in more than 120 countries around the world. Angelina’s involvement with UNHCR began with

The Water Hole: Small Miracles In Rural Africa


African sun blazed overhead as we rumbled along. From the back of a jeep I gazed at the rolling landscape – a vast panorama dotted with fruit trees and the grass-roof huts of scattered settlements. In the distance a range of mountains rose against the horizon. I was about to enter the heart of Malawi.

Millions Of Children Worldwide Are Affected By HIV/AIDS

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Millions of young people are affected by HIV/AIDS every day. UNICEF is putting kids first with their new program, Unite For Children Unite Against AIDS HIV/AIDS is redefining the meaning of childhood for millions around the world, depriving them of their basic human rights such as the care and love of their parents, an education, future

Our Stories, Our Songs: Young People Touched By AIDS

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Life in Chowomba Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. One million of Zambia’s 10 million people live here. Chowomba is a congested, low-income neighborhood on the outskirts of Lusaka. Small mud-brick and tin-roof houses crowd together off narrow dirt roads and pathways. On the sidewalk outside the post office, I meet Agnes. She asks

Missing Out On Childhood: The Orphans Of AIDS

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If you’re having a particularly bad day dealing with home work or are stuck at home baby-sitting your pesky brother, consider this: Today, over 11 million children under the age of 15 living in sub-Saharan Africa have been robbed of one or both parents by HIV/AIDS. Seven years from now, the number is expected to

10 Tips To Help You Make The Most Of Your Trip

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The big trip abroad: you save, you anticipate, you hope for the perfect memorable experience. Here are a few things that can really make a difference when you’re off traveling the world. 1. Stay hydrated. 2. Plan a general itinerary to avoid wasting time deciding what to do. 3. Learn your destination’s cultural customs and

A Big Difference: Ensuring Your Home Has All The Right Little Things

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Whenever you move into a new place, whether it’s an apartment or house; you’re likely to focus on getting all the larger items sorted out. The sofa, beds, T.V, the list goes on; you’ll want to ensure that you can utilize the space as well as possible, and the novelty of eating takeout pizza, whilst

Choosing The Best Pre-Workouts For Bodybuilding

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Working out is a tiring activity, that is what many believe. But contrary to their claim, exercise is beneficial to our health and not as tiring as what they think! It can improve your stamina, burn unnecessary and unhealthy fats, help you focus at work, and increase your productivity throughout the day. To bodybuilders, however,

Slaight Family Donates $15 Million To Support Women And Girls

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via PIH Canada Founded in 2008 by broadcaster Allan Slaight, the Slaight Family Foundation is a shining example of Canadian kindness. The foundation is a philanthropic organization that donates millions in no-strings-attached money to non-profit organizations in Canada and around the world. In 2013, the foundation started a multi-year initiative to highlight different humanitarian causes

A Look At Millennial Love, Canadian-Style: And The Sex Survey Says…

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An in-depth look at the sexual activities, beliefs and attitudes of young Canadians A recently released study commissioned by Durex Canada is giving us some insight into what is going on in the bedrooms and minds of modern Canadians. Sit back with a tea, or a glass of wine, and discover what your fellow millennial

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’ Is An Afrofuturistic Adventure Tale Brought To Life

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Marvel’s first black comic superhero emerges through its latest masterpiece; one that weaves together culture, politics, and art. Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is an emotional roller-coaster that brings viewers through an action-packed storyline filled with strong characters, stunning scenery, and topped off with an exceptional cast. After the death of his father, T’Challa

Forced To Fight: Child Soldiers In The Third World

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“I’ve seen people get their hands cut off, a ten-year-old girl raped and then die, and so many men and women burned alive … so many times I just cried inside my heart because I didn’t dare cry out loud.” —14-year-old girl abducted by the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone You’re lying in your

Volunteer Abroad: Where Would You Go, What Would You Do?


Another in our Whaddya Think? series, where we ask students for their opinions… If you could volunteer in another country, where would it be and what would you do? Lynn P, 17 “I would travel to Kenya and volunteer with an elephant orphanage and rainforest and Savannah protection groups. Kenya is a country rich in natural wonders

Movie Review: The Help

The Help

 Everyone’s talking… …about this movie! It’s an adaptation of the best-seller of the same name by Kathryn Stockett. The Help revolves around the issue of race during the early 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi, where “the help” (African American women) spend their lives as maids. They raise white children in conditions we can’t even imagine today

Student News From Canada And Beyond, Issue 6

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CANADIAN NEWS Poverty tops teen concerns A report commissioned by the Canadian federal government, in which 1,200 youths aged 7-18 were surveyed, found that addressing poverty topped the list of their concerns. The definitions of poverty were broad, citing any barriers to eating nutritious food, attending school, sleeping in a bed and having clothes to

Nelson Mandela: A Profile of a Courageous and Inspiring Spirit

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Nelson Mandela’s courageous spirit and belief in the right of all people to be equals and live in harmony allowed him to overcome incredible obstacles. Even though he spent close to three decades in a South African prison, his is a story of hope and success. It is quite impossible to look at the life