The middle class concept in Africa has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum threshold for entering it in monetary terms was critically vulnerable to a setback into poverty.
By calling a national vote now, the prime minister can strengthen her own position at home and at the Brexit negotiating table.
The name of ANC struggle hero Chris Hani, who was assassinated in 1993, is regularly invoked to win political arguments in South Africa.
History suggests it would be a big mistake.
The future of the relationship between the US and Russia depends on whether the Kremlin can find a way to interpret Trump's motives.
What vastly complicates Western policy in Syria is how to sanction Assad on one hand and deal with Islamic State on the other, without the country unravelling completely.
With steep budget cuts looming, a growing number of tiny volunteer-driven organizations are delivering aid on their own. Will the Trump administration inspire even more small-scale global giving?
Terrorism laws contain extra hurdles to secure a conviction, so prosecutors and police may prefer to charge offenders with murder or assault in some cases.
Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against 'blasphemy', leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
This Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Gender biases continue and women's voices are missing from expert discussions.
Mental health trauma has always been a part of war. Treatments have come a long way over the last century, but we still don't understand why the responses change for different people and times.
Superheroes are either men, or women drawn by men. Couldn't there be another way of creating a 21st century superheroine?
Chocolate is so much more than 'junk food' and should be respected as part of a healthy diet.