Reporting on a 12-year-old girl falling pregnant with a 15-year-old boy, South Africa’s biggest tabloid said children older than 12 can have sex as long as it is consensual. But the statement is misleading.
Africans are being blamed by doctors for bringing the mosquito-borne zika virus to South America, where an increase has been recorded in babies being born with an underdeveloped brain. Is that plausible?
The United Nations has listed 29 parties in seven African countries that recruited and used children in armed conflict in 2014. How many children are currently involved and what is being done to end this practice?
Home Affairs officials have put in place strict new travel regulations, which they claim will help prevent 30,000 children being trafficked each year. We previously found this number to be exaggerated. Has new evidence emerged?