This invasive plant clogs our dam and rivers but in Kenya, it’s become the next big thing in renewable energy.
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.
Many people can no longer afford hospital treatment and medication, and the number of those with medical aid has fallen by a third.
A grassroots Ugandan health initiative has significantly reduced maternal deaths.
Looking for a doctor who is non-judgmental about your sexuality? Look no further the yellow dot doctors, they have seen it all
Leaders of Zimbabwe's Apostolic sects are warming to the idea of women giving birth at health clinics.
In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
Water pumped from the Nile is the only option for 98% of the residents of South Sudan's capital.
For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care — if they can get there.
Black women, beware: your pursuit of straight, silky locks may be detrimental to your health.
Infants are less likely to be obese and mothers' have a lower risk of cancer
Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.
More developing countries are offering sight-saving surgery in their public health systems, but specialist eye surgeons are in short supply.
Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.
Some residents in rural towns in Mpumalanga have to chose between buying food or going to the doctor.
The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.