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Sixty Crushed To Death In NYE Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Britain has expressed shock and deep sadness over a stampede which killed at least 61, mainly children and young people, and injured more than 200 aft...

Idle Gossip Costs Lives in Ivory Coast but, Together, Mums Have the Power to Eliminate Disease

Gemma Parkin | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Parkin

In Ivory Coast, word of mouth is still the major form of communication for mums-to-be. Many issues are similar to the UK: interference from the mother-in-law seems to be universal and women tend to gossip and share horror stories. Like disease, rumours can spread fast and seem unstoppable. In Ivory Coast, their destructive path is paved by traders, women who visit villages on market day and set up stalls to buy, sell and gossip. Ivory Coast is a volatile country, having recently emerged from civil war.