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Women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during the DRC’s Ebola crisis

More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organisation...

Covid-19 puts Sierra Leone’s expectant mothers at further risk

Almost 70% of the world’s maternal deaths happen in Africa. Now there’s coronavirus — and with poor prenatal and postnatal care on the continent, expectant mothers and children under five are even more vulnerable.

Covid-19 deepens Kenya’s educational divide

Children are expected to keep learning at home during the coronavirus lockdown, but a lack of resources makes this a tricky prospect for some of them

Covid-19 and African children: The untold story

Children are less likely to contract the coronavirus than adults, but the way in which the pandemic affects them goes beyond ill health

The DRC’s response to Covid-19 must be tailored to local context

Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue

Lockdown is wrong for Africa

In Africa, more people will die as a result of what we are doing to prevent Covid-19 than will be saved by doing it

Innovation in every drop

By using our urine and faeces as resources rather than waste, we can save our most precious resource – water

Too many of SA’s children are stunted, wasted or obese

The government, private sector and civil society need to work together to address the causes of unhealthy eating in all its forms

Headaches, heartaches and pregnancy: Could this stem preeclampsia’s deadly tide?

This silent killer stalks expecting mothers around the world and is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in South Africa

The ups and downs of drug-delivering drones

​From the Ganges River to Ghana, drones are delivering vaccines, HIV tests and blood transfusions and cutting waiting times for life-saving healthcare

UN urges probe into shooting of Sudan schoolchildren

The killings come as protest leaders are due to hold talks with the ruling generals on Tuesday on the remaining aspects of installing civilian rule

Surviving Boko Haram’s war on children

After escaping from the clutches of armed groups, abducted children in northern Nigeria should expect a warm welcome on their return home

Boko Haram’s war on children

After escaping from the clutches of armed groups, abducted children in northern Nigeria don't get a warm homecoming

Cyclone Idai: The girl who was born in a mango tree, above the floods

Amid the horror of Cyclone Idai are stories of strength, resilience and survival

Adopt strategies that address plight of ‘invisible’ children

According to Unicef, the births of about 230-million children under the age of five have never been registered

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