Another xenophobic attack in South Africa and refugees on the move across the Malawi border are a major cause for concern, according to UN agencies in the region.
A surge in attacks has been reported against people with albinism in several African countries in the run-up to national elections, a UN human rights expert has warned.
The international community is being urged to put commitments to gender equality into action by ensuring that development assistance to post-conflict countries also reaches women on the ground.
South African actress Charlize Theron has joined African leaders in the campaign to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals.
The expanse of the world’s forest land is shrinking, but at a slower rate than ever before, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
Forests are essential to life on our planet, food security and tackling climate change.
That’s according to Jeffrey Campbell, manager of the forest and farm facility of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
A 17-year old orphan from South Africa says he was inspired by former President Nelson Mandela to follow his dream of helping disadvantaged people in his country.
Thousands of African migrants in South Africa have been forced to flee their homes into makeshift camps as a result of xenophobic attacks.
Two weeks ago mobs in Durban started to ransack and loot small businesses owned by fellow Africans in Durban.