Kristen Van Schie

The clock is ticking for DR-TB patients. How long will they wait for a kinder cure?

For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.

Kigali’s trade-off: Sell and be arrested or starve

At first glimpse, Rwanda’s capital is a model African city: clean, organised, beautiful. But behind the gleaming facade, not all is well

Why science could finally be close to solving this birth control riddle

We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.

Panic and blame as Cape Town braces for water shut-off

Reservoirs around Cape Town, in the grip of its worst drought for a century, have gone largely unreplenished for more than three years

How to tell your child you have HIV

More than three decades into the HIV epidemic, some conversations haven't become any easier. This is one of them.

Is DIY HIV testing the latest Cape Town trend?

It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test.

Pistorius release: Parole board to decide

After delays and state intervention, a parole board will decide if the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be released early from prison.

Lesotho prime minister takes early lead in poll

Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention took an early lead in Lesotho's snap elections as counting continued on Sunday.

Vote counting begins after snap election in Lesotho

Elections in crisis-hit Lesotho proceeded largely without incident, according to the country's electoral commission, as counting commenced.

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