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AFRICANGLOBE- Ivory Coast has banned skin whitening creams, which are widely used in west Africa, because of fears they cause lasting damage to health, the health ministry said Wednesday. "Cosmetic lightening and hygiene creams... that de-pigment the skin... are now forbidden," the ministry said in a statement.
AFRICANGLOBE - Israel's health ministry is to investigate why long acting contraceptive injections were secretly forced on Ethiopian immigrant women.A new committee will look into allegations that this was done in a deliberate attempt to reduce births in the Ethiopian Israeli community.