This tech company is tracking coronavirus symptoms and hotspots in Ghana

Africa has more than 30,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization. And while these numbers are relatively small compared to the rest...

Sudanese government bans female genital mutilation

Sudan's government has criminalized female genital mutilation (FGM), a government spokesperson told CNN on Friday, clamping down on a practice that most of the country's...

WHO investigating reported increase in deaths in Kano, Nigeria, governor says

The World Health Organization and health officials in the northern Nigerian state of Kano have launched a probe into reports of increases in unusual...

South Africa’s HIV failures cost more than 300,000 lives. Now this painful past is...

When President Donald Trump mused recently about injecting household disinfectants as treatment for Covid-19 in the White House briefing room, South Africans were reminded of their...

A young boy was killed by a police stray bullet during a coronavirus curfew....

Perched on his apartment balcony in Nairobi, 13-year-old Yassin Hussein Moyo curiously watched police patrol the streets with his mother and siblings. A coronavirus...

This Kenyan nutritionist is keeping schoolkids fed — even during lockdown

The coronavirus crisis has forced schools in Kenya to close, but Wawira Njiru believes this is no reason for children to go hungry. In 2012,...

Nigerian woman, 68, gives birth to twins after four IVF attempts

A Nigerian woman has given birth to twins, a boy, and a girl at the age of 68. Margaret Adenuga went through three previous IVF...

DRC’s health system is ‘on life support’ as it fights several killer diseases, including...

The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have faced an onslaught of deadly diseases in recent years, including measles, polio, malaria and...

The world is scrambling to buy ventilators in the Covid-19 pandemic. One country has...

Covid-19 cases have topped 2.2 million globally and countries around the world are scrambling to buy life-saving equipment as the pandemic places unprecedented demand on hospitals. With healthcare systems...

Male lemurs use ‘stink flirting’ to attract mates, study says

For the first time, researchers have been able to identify potential sex pheromones in a primate -- and it's all thanks to the way...

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