Political, security and cultural complications – not least a refusal to believe that Ebola exists – have thwarted efforts to overcome DRC’s deadly outbreak...
Angelina might just have saved a life. But is there science to prove it?
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
Does sex work legislation have an impact on violence and the spread of HIV? We follow two women who operate in opposite worlds to find out.
The pandemic’s impact is long-term: the UN warns that it could lead to 13 million more child marriages over a decade.
A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism.
Eighty two of the Chibok school girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago, have been released. But what now?
Otlotleng Moolikwe fell pregnant after having sex with her boyfriend when she was 13 years old. And she’s not the only one. One in six South African teenagers between 15 and 19 years old have had a child. Here’s how to help them stay in school.
An eighth-grade teenager shows how funky and strong her fight against a four-letter word is. Mia Malan reports.
Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the...
They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.
As the climate crisis worsens, arid parts of South Africa are expected to get even hotter and even more water-scarce. In Australia, drought’s taken...
What makes the world’s most successful children’s TV programmes so addictive – and so strange? Linda Geddes explores the research on kids’ TV, what...
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test.
Abandoned as children, women in Harare are now teaching one another to fight for their futures.