'It's a boys club': Inside the sexual harassment scandal rocking the United Nations

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.


From Durban to Amsterdam: How the world polices sex work — and why it matters

Mia Malan

Criminalising sex work does almost nothing to stop it and almost everything to make it more dangerous. Is it time for a change?


Man who created the first GMO babies is missing but his discovery could haunt us all

Joyce Harper

Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have engineered the world’s first genetically-modified babies. Did he unleash one of science’s worst fears?


Should you believe the latest smoking figures from this tobacco-funded non-profit?

Naphtali Khumalo

Claim: 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke tobacco. Is this true? Africa Check investigates.


Investigation reveals shocking conditions at NGOs caring for disabled people

Naomi Larsson

Report unearths neglect in Kenyan institutions, yet discrimination means children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in communities


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This bracelet could one day help keep you safe from rape, assaults

How do you fix South Africa’s sexual and reproductive health wrongs? Help people access their rights.


Could R100 a month be enough to keep South Africa’s young women HIV free?

In a world hemmed in by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA’s HIV prevention programmes.


Tired of needles on Durban's beautiful beaches? Then you'll want to read this.

The project’s closure six months ago forced some injecting drug users to share needles and risk infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C.