Northeast Nigeria continues to battle the armed group Boko Haram with devastating results for already embattled health systems
Health is one of the areas in which many – if not most – people have no real rights.
Dirty diesel from Euro companies fuels pollution in Africa, toxic fumes a health 'ticking time bomb'
In the report, "Dirty Diesel", Public Eye calls on Swiss-based firms to sell only fuels that meet higher regulatory standards.
African countries are not keeping pace with health targets set under the new development goals agreed just over a year ago.
Solutions to social and economic problems are often inseparable from the statistics, says Donatien Beguy.
WHO warned of unimmunised travellers spreading the virus after neighbouring DRC reported 41 cases imported from Angola, with two cases in Kenya.
Malian Oumar Bagayoko beat more than 650 other candidates from Francophone African countries
It’s tough to stop sex, study of $1.4 billion ‘abstinence promotion’ to slow HIV/AIDS in Africa shows
It didn’t influence the number of sex partners people had, the age at which they started having sex, or teen pregnancy rates
"These are epidemic proportions," says an expert. Half of adult women and a third of adult men in South Africa are "overweight"
Shining light in the dark: Despite only two doctors, S. Sudan hospital overcomes big challenges to offer hope
‘For he who has health, has hope’
Smart governments never let a good crisis go to waste: the Ebola outbreak offered many profound – but painful – lessons, as has HIV/Aids
Last year, 12 people died in Nigeria out of 375 infected, while in 2012 there were 1,723 cases and 112 deaths
Living in a resource-rich African nation increases odds of domestic violence, malnutrition and earlier death: study
Thank God you if you don't have oil or minerals - there's a stark "human development penalty" to residing in a resource-rich country in Africa
Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile".
Morbid but fascinating: The Quality of Death Index, where South Africa and Uganda lead, and Nigeria trails
Uganda's government now supports the availability of oral morphine to anyone who needs it for free.
Women travel from as far as South Sudan, Chad and Ethiopia for treatment at the Khartoum clinic; majority of cancer deaths are in developing countries
By 2030 about 50% of Burundians, Eritreans, Malagasies and Rwandese will be shorter than they should be - here's why
Will have adverse effects on country economies - can cost up to 11% of the GDP in Africa each year
"You'd come...find a kid who's dying from measles, gasping for breath, and the mother is just screaming, crying and rolling on the ground" - Catena.
UPDATED: Much to celebrate as key African nations make big climbs, reverse declines in latest WEF Competitiveness Index
The usual African suspects were among the top performers. Both Egypt and South Africa get notable mentions for reversing downward trends.