By Laurie Goering QUDENI, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Eunice Khanyile opened a soup kitchen in a rural village in South Africa last year to help HIV-positive residents get the nutrition needed to stay healthy, not one person came. When it comes to AIDS, "the stigma is a huge problem", she said. People do not want to open up to others about their status." Today, just over 200 people eat the lunch cooked daily at the yellow-painted cement block kitchen in Qudeni, drawn by the smell of butternut and lentils and the banging of pots and pans.
Crude oil prices rose on Tuesday as the dollar eased slightly, but concerns about oversupply remained front of mind with OPEC expected to keep its output target unchanged at a policy meeting on Friday. A weakening of the dollar - which dipped against a basket of currencies on Tuesday - makes greenback-denominated contracts such as oil futures cheaper for those holding other currencies. "If we saw selling of the dollar and buying of the euro, it could support oil prices and give us a bit of a rally," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney's CMC Markets.