Why the storm may have conspired with a savage drought to deliver a deadly second blow to Zimbabwe where 70% of people are in dire need of food.
Water pumped from the Nile is the only option for 98% of the residents of South Sudan's capital.
When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one...
When 'that time of the month' comes, you don't have to reach for disposable tampons or pads.
Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.
Is Kenya, currently plagued by a cholera outbreak, about to show the world the energy wealth hidden in human waste?
Peepoo bags and drop-off points give those living in Nairobi's Kibera a hygienic and safe solution to dealing with human waste.
After three years of deliberation and research, the South African health department launches flavoured condoms.
Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.
Desperate to reach Europe, migrants from Africa are travelling to Egypt to sell body parts to pay for their passage.
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.
Fake AIDS "cures" have been the bane of activists fighting for treatment. We discovered a new one and checked in on some we've debunked before.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.
A horrifying experience at an illegal abortion provider led Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile to use social media to help women access safe abortion services
SA's listeria epidemic is over. Take a look at the detectives who traced the epidemic's source in this feature from our archives.
Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies.