Over half of Uganda's children are not just forced to work, says a recent report, but they must do so in hazardous jobs. Ugandan NGO Kids in Need hopes to put an end to this. Along with local community members,
Rwandan teenagers are having sex, despite calls for abstinence by authority figures. Condoms are cheaply available, but not in schools. Our blogger in Kigali says it’s time to equip youth with the right tools to practise safe sex.
Estranged from his family for the most part of his life, Zimbabwean rapper Synik often felt like an orphan. Trying to work through his emotions, he created the track 'Muripo', which means 'You are there' in Shona.
Residents in the three Nigerian states where a state of emergency has been declared are living in fear. Food prices soar and government soldiers conduct door-to-door campaigns to root out terrorists.
By Toye Olori, Lagos