Bhojana Mathunywa was attacked by four men for bag of tobacco. Now, slowly but surely, this team of rural therapists is helping him recover the everyday skills he lost. (Dylan Bush, Bhekisisa)
Manmaya Magar, 26, may be the first person to contract dengue fever in her village. Pete Pattisson, Guardian)
Ghana plans to release the modified seeds this year or next. Will they benefit the small farmers they were designed for?
A pill dispenser with an electronic cap monitors daily adherence to a regimen that may curb HIV among sex workers – and in broader society.
Dangerous myths persist about people living with albinism, but a community in Malawi has had enough.
Meandering rivers and lush forests offered rich pickings for generations of farming and fishing communities. Then came the oil companies.
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Some of your favourite comfort food could be concealing a killer.
It’s been five years since the country prohibited same-sex marriage and LGBTI gatherings, and the climate of fear left in its wake could be deadly.
Find out how drug users banded together to use a simple injection to save thousands of lives.
Peepoo bags and drop-off points give those living in Nairobi's Kibera a hygienic and safe solution to dealing with human waste.
Clinics dedicated to young people are ideal but the poor nation struggles to provide at least a basic service for those who can't access them.
Political, security and cultural complications – not least a refusal to believe that Ebola exists – have thwarted efforts to overcome...
In the rarely visited town of Gedeb, fears are rife over state plans to return 150 000 people to areas they fled because of ethnic violence.
Eighty two of the Chibok school girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago, have been released. But what now?
These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.