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Low-income African countries 'pay 30 times more' for drugs
African countries with small to medium-sized economies pay far more money for less effective drugs, a leading health expert has told BBC Newsday.
North Korea steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever
North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak, which was first reported in late May.
African American woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote
In a historic first, an African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.
Infertility affects up to one in five South African couples
Research showed that up to 20 percent of South African couples may suffer from infertility — ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the fifth highest serious global disability.
Central African Republic govt. signs peace deal with armed groups
The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups on Tuesday inked a new peace accord seeking to end years-long fighting that has left thousands of people dead.
South African cities short of cemetery space
In the middle of the vast Avalon cemetery in Johannesburg's Soweto township, two gravediggers shoveled soil out of an old grave containing remains buried years ago.
Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations
UK researchers developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated.
French art dealers angry after report urges return of African treasures
A new report has recommended that France's laws be changed, to allow African cultural treasures removed during France's colonial period to be returned to their countries of origin.
African billionaire abducted in Tanzania returns home safely
Africa’s youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, returned back home safely, police said on Saturday.
Technology hope for African farmers
In Africa, a startup scene is taking shape, capable of lifting millions out of poverty by transforming the continent’s largest industry: Agriculture.
Southern diet blamed for high blood pressure among African-Americans
There is a huge disparity in high blood pressure rates among black and white Americans, and scientists believe Southern food may partly explain why.
South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab
From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a ‘superfood’.
South African man takes to social media to celebrate his divorce
While divorce may be an upsetting time for some, one South African man has taken the time to celebrate his joy.
China reports first African swine fever outbreak, culls hogs
China reported its first outbreak of the deadly African swine fever (ASF) on Friday, as authorities in Liaoning province in the country’s northeast culled almost 1,000 hogs and rushed to control the highly contagious disease.
African countries must spend their way out of poverty
Countries in Africa need to invest trillions of dollars in roads, electricity and water over the next 20 years if they want to lift themselves out of poverty, a major new report has said.

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