Traditional beliefs have been blamed for putting girls at risk and fueling the spread of HIV. However, tradition may also prove the linchpin in bringing about change in HIV among adolescent girls.
Christian Belanger reports on the tense relationship between the government and the street traders and scrap metal collectors who contribute to the township's informal economy. Would regulation help?
Since 2001, millions of dollars have been spent to improve a poor Johannesburg township. Residents say, however, that the project has often failed to meet their needs.
The Financial Times's Investigations Correspondent Tom Burgis talks with Knowledge@Wharton about his project "The Great Land Rush".
Will Fitzgibbon and Álvaro Ortiz take you behind the scenes in the making of Continent of Secrets: Uncovering Africa's Offshore Empires.
In Gugulethu, South Africa, at least one in four people is HIV-positive. One of them is 60-year-old Oriana.
Makorobondo "Dee" Salukombo, founder and coach of Project Kirotshe, explains the impact that this running program has on a group of youth in eastern Congo.
Scientists have developed products to protect healthy young women from the disease—but women aren't taking to them in trials.
Now that Sudan has been cut off from global banking, the buzz in Khartoum is that American officials may be ready to roll back sanctions that have been in place for nearly 20 years.
We have about three weeks to prevent central Africa's yellow fever outbreak from sweeping through Asia.
The Northern Corridor is an economic artery for six East African Countries. Those countries have an ambitious plan to make it safer for truckers.
Health experts in Africa struggle to contain a massive outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne infection.