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- Mozambique 2014
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Gillian Parker is a freelance journalist, radio broadcaster and photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa, writing for Voice of America, The Economist and others. Until March 2014, Gillian lived in Nigeria, covering parts of West and Central Africa for The Economist for more than three years. During her time in Nigeria, she traveled extensively across the country, tracking the uprising of Islamist group Boko Haram; the economy; oil theft; and political chess within the Nigerian government. Gillian has also reported on the recent coup in Central African Republic, the rising threat of terrorism in Niger and the justice system in Sierra Leone. Her work has been also been published by TIME magazine, The Observer (UK), The Africa Report and Christian Science Monitor. Gillian is originally from Northern Ireland.
Mozambique has one of the world’s highest rates of cervical cancer, a disease that kills 4,000 women there every year. A new plan to vaccinate 10-year-old girls could turn the tide...
Mozambique has one of the world’s highest rates of child marriage - driven by strong social and cultural traditions, despite the practice being illegal. Early marriage compromises girls’ right...
With more than half of the population illiterate and its people speaking more than 40 local languages, Mozambique faces colossal challenges in disseminating health information to its population. As the country rolls out...