A frame displays pictures of a woman who suffers from Exogenous Ochronosis, a cutaneous disorder due to a long-term application of hydroquinone skin-lightening beauty products, at Rabito Clinic which specialises in skin diseases in Accra, Ghana. Africa is experiencing a massive trend of skin bleaching, particularly in teenagers and young adults. In a continent where regulations are often lax or scorned this phenomenon is also laden with health risks.
Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria and Senegal were all eliminated in the group phase in Russia, leaving Africa without a representative in the knockout rounds for the first time since the 1982 World Cup in Spain. read more
Eking out a hand to mouth existence earlier, women in MP’s tribal districts of Mandla and Dindori are now financially and socially empowered, in better health and inspiring others in the region. read more
With a large concentration of the student population eager to experiment, the district is fast becoming a hunting ground for drug peddlers; though police have started a crackdown and a helpline, the supply will stop only when the demand dries up. read more
After undergoing the Osada procedure recently, Blessing is having her “normal menstrual cycles and would be able to conceive a healthy baby in the future,” doctors at the Delhi hospital said. read more