Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
The African Union's role in Sudan's political crisis proves that it's legal framework is strong enough to resolve regional disputes
The Mnangagwa regime's coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth's threatened species.
The current repatriation deal signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh fails to guarantee the safety and citizenship of the Rohingya people or address issues of justice for crimes perpetrated against them.
Who are Hong Kong's protesters?
Plastic washed ashore from the ocean is hard to recycle. What else can we do with it?
A few years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists were running the show. Now both religious movements face political repression. How did they fall so far, so fast?
A trial echoing the la Manada gang-rape case is being heard as an incident of 'sexual abuse'.
The primary results confirm the end of the austerity project but this is not enough to solve Argentina's fundamental problems.
In Colombia, a 2016 peace agreement does not contain the ongoing violence. Violence escalates as criminal armed groups replace the FARC rebels in a violent battle for land and resources.
It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon – but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems.
Fossil fuels are heating the atmosphere – but the fact that we're burning them may not be the only reason.
The idea behind regenerative medicine is that the patient is both the donor and recipient of healthy tissue grown from stem cells. But sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected. Now we know why.
The word 'like' has a grammar, and by looking at it, we can learn a lot about what 'like' means and what it contributes to someone’s speech.
South Sudan has been in the business of building peace for years but is no closer to implementing the roadmap to peace than when it drafted the first agreement.
The leader of the centre-left Frente de Todos alliance won a surprise victory in primary elections in August.
We shouldn't assume that discussion of bodily changes necessarily means progression towards a more equal society.
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.