These trendy videos often feature African children who are prompted to parrot Chinese greetings and to act in inappropriate ways — for entertainment.
The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000 putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures.
Malawi on Thursday celebrated the successful conclusion of a two-year project moving 520 sedated elephants by truck to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out by poaching.
Fainess Lipenga came to the US to work as a maid for a diplomat from Malawi, but she says she was treated more like a slave. Her boss, covered by diplomatic immunity, never faced the consequences.
Giddes Chalamanda is a legend in Malawi. In one his biggest hits, he sings: "If I had enough money, I would go to America." It's finally happening.
The current drought in southern Africa is the worst in decades, and likely a harbinger of things to come as the region warms up and dries out as its climate changes. The drought is having real impact on one resident in a Pretoria township, and what governments in the region can do to help prepare for a hotter and drier future.
What is it going to take to help restore the health of malnourished children? This group of scientists says we need to look beyond access to quality food and also pay attention to the microbiome.
Sharon Hillier didn't start out wanting to be the voice of, well, the vagina. But when she discovered just how off-base men who studied women's reproductive issues were, she felt she had to do something.
The oldest of six siblings, 18-year-old Memory Banda has managed to escape the cycle that turns half the girls in her southern African nation into brides, and usually mothers, by her age. But her sister Mercy was not so lucky.
Into the 1990s, Malawi banned not only birth control, but sex education and even miniskirts. Now, attitudes toward contraception are changing under the pressure of climate change and rapid population growth.