Across Africa

Few in measles-hit Madagascar can afford vaccine

Madagascar is struggling with an outbreak of measles that has killed around 1,000 people since last September. The epidemic is partially blamed on low immunisation rates in a country where few can afford the vaccine.


Also, Sierra Leone tries to get its electricity supply into shipshape by generating power for Freetown from a Turkish vessel berthed in the capital's seas.

And we take a look at the work of an unusual South African artist who is bringing home the bacon with her impressive output. "Pigcasso" may live in a pig sty, but that hasn't stopped her sowing the seeds of greatness.

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