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The AIDS epidemic has changed the conversation on sex, and activists are more sex-positive than ever. At the International AIDS Conference, there is the famous “no pants” party, salacious dance performances, mingling spaces and advice aplenty about safe sex. Experts say the fight against AIDS can’t continue without frank talk about sex, and that the topic should approached with openness and yes, a sense of fun. (VOA)

The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria, researchers have found. Ethiopian and Swedish scientists discovered that malarial mosquitoes tend to avoid chickens and other birds. The experiments, conducted in western Ethiopia, included suspending a live chicken in a cage near a volunteer sleeping under a bed net.(BBC)

The bodies of 21 women and one man were found on a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. (Reuters)

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Inventa International, a global intellectual property (IP) firm that offers services to international companies doing business in Africa, partnered with Lagos-based law firm, Silvax Legal, to offer affordable IP services to Nigerians. With this partnership, they hope that more Nigerian businesses, especially the small ones, can protect that brands and ideas. Techcabal interviewed  Angela Adebayo, the Managing Attorney of Silvax Legal/Inventa International Nigeria on the basics of IP protection. (TechCabal)

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Fresh violence has engulfed South Sudan on the eve of the fifth anniversary of its independence, leading to the death of 300 people, the displacement of tens of thousands and sparking fears that the country is on the verge of another civil war. Yet in the midst of the conflict, there is one bright spot for the fledgling state as it prepares to send its first delegation to the Olympics.

The country of over 12 million people will be represented by at least two people in the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Nineteen-year-old Margret Rumat Rumar Hassan will compete in the 200 and 400-meter races, and 16-year-old Santino Kenyi will compete in the 1,500 meter race. (Quartz)

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