This deadly virus is forcing all of us to take a breath and to slow down, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
High level clouds. Mild.
Covid-19 has killed more than 40 000 people worldwide, though just a handful of these are thought to be children. Why is it then that children are suddenly suffering? And what can parents and governments do to help? James Elder explains.
Seventy-two percent of new HIV/Aids infections in South Africa and globally have been detected in adolescent girls, according to chief of the HIV/AIDS section at Unicef.
The first-ever estimate on child grooms brings global child marriage figures to 765 million, says Unicef.
In March, a cyclone ripped through central Mozambique. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, these mothers show us what strength, courage and resilience truly look like.
The lives and futures of more than 19 million children are at risk of disasters linked to climate change in Bangladesh, the UN agency for children has said.
Nearly 120 children have been released from an armed group in South Sudan, bringing to total number of children released to 3 100.
They call her the "young miracle". A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.
More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies say.
Zimbabwean man's body has been trapped down 45m well for a week after fatal snake bite, and a man has charged over Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam.
A ceremony has been held in northeast Nigeria on Friday to mark the formal separation of more than 800 children from a civilian militia helping Nigeria's military against Boko Haram Islamists.
Social media giants must crack down on anti-vaccination posts that are fuelling Samoa's deadly measles epidemic from afar, UNICEF's Pacific islands chief has said.
Climate literacy - this is what a Cape Town teenager and activist Ayakha Melithafa wants to teach South Africans, especially those living in poorer communities.
Orlando Bloom is fresh off a trip from Mozambique – where he spent time in Beira, one of the areas worst-affected by Cyclone Idai, which killed over 600 people and destroyed nearly 240 000 homes.
Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, have continued to pound Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.
The chief of the UN children's emergency agency warned that humanitarian efforts were running late for the tens of thousands of Mozambicans affected by last week's monster tropical cyclone ldai.
The Nigerian military has lifted a ban on Unicef operations in the ravaged northeast after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training "spies" supporting Boko Haram jihadists.
Children account for a third of Ebola cases in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with hundreds orphaned or isolated, the UN says.
Children are bearing the brunt of five years of fighting in Central African Republic as thousands are trapped in armed groups, many suffer sexual violence, tens of thousands go hungry and one in four have fled their homes, the United Nations children's agency has said.
Children from at least six west and central African countries recently took to the the stage of the Africa Dialogues conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to tell the world about the future they envisioned on their continent.
Zimbabwe's government has reportedly diverted funds intended to purchase new vehicles for the new cabinet ministers and lawmakers, and "channelled the money towards fighting the cholera epidemic".
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