Free trade in medicines, combined with tax and import regimes that favour importers, has hit local pharmaceutical companies in Tanzania and Kenya.
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
South Africa is Africa's richest nation, but its infant mortality is terrible. Now breast milk banks ride to the rescue
The country has very low breastfeeding rates at just 7.4%, partly as a result of prevalent poverty and effective marketing by baby formula companies
Prosecutors have in the past said one third of Malawi’s government revenue is lost through fraud
About half of the two million living with HIV in this group are in just six countries: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Mozambique and Tanzania.
Pope Francis in Africa. What both his and Obama’s visit reveal about how continent has changed or stayed the same
If Pope Francis had visited Cameroon on this trip, he would have met the same big man Pope John Paul found in office in 1995 - Paul Biya.
Cost and consistent adherence have been barriers slowing uptake of the drugs in poorer countries such as Kenya
Want to lower your odds of dying soon? Then head for Rwanda or Ethiopia. And avoid Lesotho and Swaziland
New study shows big swing in life expectancies, but the island countries are still the places to grow old in style
From aborted presidential meetings and shocking airport battles, to spoilsport militants and railway thieves: the continent's best of the worst.